Report: Pavard responds to Pogba on-pitch rant
Benjamin Pavard claims to have no issue with Paul Pogba following an on-field rant from the Manchester United star during France’s victory in the UEFA Nations League final
However, with the pair now friends again after seeing tempers flare in the heat of battle.
A World Cup-winning midfielder lost his cool with an international colleague during a 2-1 win over Spain
Pogba demanding more from Pavard after being forced to leave his central role to provide cover at right-back.
The issue quickly blew over, as Les Bleus went on to claim the ultimate prize
Apologies were offered afterwards by a 28-year-old who expects nothing but the best from himself and those around him.
Pavard has told Canal Football Club of finding himself in Pogba’s firing line;
“I watched the action several times and we talked about it with Paul afterwards. He Apologized to me for reacting like that”.
“When I watch the action, okay, I’m not moving well enough, but I’m not stationary either”
“There could have been more movement, but the same is true for other players, everyone stopped.”
“We had a discussion. I absolutely don’t blame him. We talked about it after the game. Everything is fine.”
While Pogba momentarily questioned Pavard’s value during a meeting with Spain
The 25-year-old has established a reputation as one of the best right-backs in world football.
The Bayern Munich star believes he deserves to sit at the top of that list
With an enviable collection of major honours with club and country suggesting that he should be perched at the summit.
Pavard concedes that others may attract more headlines
Such as Achraf Hakimi and Trent Alexander-Arnold of Paris Saint-German and Liverpool respectively
But in his eyes he sits behind nobody in the global pecking order.
A confident character added: “Great coaches put me at right-back because they have confidence in my abilities”.
“It is not because of my beautiful eyes or my hair.
“On paper, Pavard is perhaps less sexy than Hakimi or Alexander-Arnold, but I think that defensively I am more complete.”
What do you think about his replies to Pogba?