The account of how Manchester United star Paul Pogba inspired France to a crucial win over Lionel Messi’s Argentina has been revealed.
France defeated Argentina 4-3 in their round of 16 clash at the just concluded FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia with goals from Les Blues players Kylian Mbappe (2), Antoine Griezmann and Benjamin Pavard, while Angel Di Maria, Gabriel Mercado and Sergio Aguero got the goals for the 1978 and 1986 champions in Kazan.
In a TF1 documentary entitled “Les Bleus 2018: au cœur de l’épopée russe” (“The Blues 2018, at the heart of their Russian epic”), Pogba was seen giving the team talk ahead of the game after manager Didier Deschamps had spoken.
He was quoted as follows: “The details boys. Fellas! We want warriors on the pitch today.”
“I don’t want to go home tonight. Me, this evening, I’m not going home. Tomorrow, we’re staying at the hotel.
“We’re going to eat that f—ing sauteed pasta again. I don’t give a s—, we’re not going home. We’re going to finish happy. I want us to have a party tonight.
“I want everyone. Today, we run ourselves to death out on the pitch. No one lets anyone else down. No one drops off. On the pitch, we’re all together. Good guys and warriors. Soldiers. We’re going to kill them today, these Argentines. Messi or no Messi, we don’t give a s—.
“We’re coming to win the f—ing World Cup. We have to get through this to do that. Come on boys!” He concluded.