Graeme Souness explains criticism of ‘indisciplined’ Paul Pogba at World Cup

first_img RANKED Pogba received high praise for his dominant performance against Belgium in the semi-final Souness has been far from Pogba’s biggest fan Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 2 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures IN DEMAND smart causal who plays? When asked directly if he had “warmed” to Pogba, Souness responded: “Most definitely, yeah.”“I’ve been a critic of his back in the UK and I wouldn’t back off the things I’ve said about him while he’s been a Man United player, but I see a different Paul Pogba in this competition.“The number one criticism: He’s got a ‘fast forward’ gear when he’s attacking and when he loses it he doesn’t sprint back as quickly as he does when he’s going to try and do things. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED 2 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January possible standings gameday cracker How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? REVEALED deals Former Liverpool midfielder and manager Graeme Souness has admitted he’s “warmed” to Manchester United’s Paul Pogba with France at the World Cup.However, the pundit stuck fiercely to his previous criticisms of the 25-year-old during his role with beIN SPORTS. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won silverware Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Latest Manchester United News “I think he’s been more of a team player in this competition. But when you’re playing with Matuidi and the likes of Kante I think you’d be embarrassed if you didn’t put the same shift in as them.”Paul Pogba has been key in France’s World Cup campaign which has seen Les Bleus progress all the way to the final.Despite this, Souness insists his poor discipline has let him down in the past.“Put it this way, do you bring Paul Pogba on in the last ten minutes if you’re 1-0 up and you’re looking to close a game down? Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland “You don’t do that. You bring Paul Pogba on to try and get you a goal in the last ten minutes if you’re chasing something.“I think he’s indisciplined, I think that’s the kindest thing I can say about him.”last_img

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