Confident Pogba will shine at the World Cup, insists Sagna

French national team head coach Didier Deschamps center speaks with his assistant during a team training session at the Groupama stadium in France. AP

Pogba and France open their campaign in Group C against Australia at the Kazan Arena on Saturday, followed by fixtures against Peru and Denmark. All of those players are capable of making a telling impact and France's substitutes could end up being just as crucial as the starting XI.

Kylian Mbappe has now scored four goals in 15 appearances for France.

He made 25 Premier League starts for United last season and still has his critics following an £89million move from Juventus in 2016 but, when asked, Deschamps told France TV broadcaster Telefoot it is "very likely" Pogba will start next weekend.

"He's had this pressure around him and his performances for a long time".

With France's squad being packed full of midfield talent, Pogba will not be gifted a spot in the side and he will instead have to fight hard to make sure he stays ahead in the pecking order over the likes of Corentin Tolisso and Steven N'Zonzi. "Hugo and I have spoken, we've gone back over his games and we've analysed them, it's a tough, ungrateful job", he said.

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Pogba, additionally, was dispossessed more frequently per game (1.5) than Tolisso (0.5) and recorded more incidents of poor control per game (2.1) than his compatriot (0.5).

"We know we have very talented individual players but we know as well that, for the moment, we don't have a team".

"Don't take any of Olivier's quality away from him".

Former France global Emmanuel Petit has challenged compatriot Paul Pogba to "get angry" at the World Cup this summer.

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