Paul Pogba calls himself ‘the most criticised player in the world’ after key role in France’s win over Australia
- Paul Pogba has been criticised after an inconsistent season for club and country
- The 26-year-old believes he is heavily criticised but does not pay attention to it
- He was integral to France beating Australia 2-1 during their opening game
Pogba has had an inconsistent campaign for both United and France, leading to criticism ahead of the 2018 World Cup.
Paul Pogba called himself ‘the most criticised player in the world’ after France’s opening win
The Manchester United midfielder secured three points for Les Blues with a deflected strike
But the 26-year-old insisted he does not pay attention to the critics.
‘It seems I have less right than others to make mistakes,’ he told Telefoot.
‘It’s funny. I went from the biggest transfer in the world, to the most criticised player in the world. The critics will always be there. That’s football.
Pogba also helped in the build-up to the opening goal and impressed against Australia
‘When I was little with my friends, we always used to take the p*** out of each other, saying “you were good, you were bad.”
‘It’s what happens on every football pitch and I treat the criticism now like I did when I was playing on the block as a kid.
‘I’m out there having fun – and that’s the only answer I can give to all those people who criticise me or think I am this or that. It’s not a big deal. Everybody has opinions.’
France follow their victory in the opening game by taking on Peru on Thursday.
The 26-year-old insisted he does not pay attention to any criticism he has faced this season
Author: Nancy Parker
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