Thursday, 6 September 2018

The Reason Behind Paul Pogba’s Inconsistent Performance

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Paul Pogba – Every week, Paul Pogba always becomes the highlight of European media, even though the summer transfer market has closed. The 25-year-old midfielder was issued to move to Barcelona or Juventus due to his poor relationship with Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho.

Besides the dislike of his leadership, Pogba also issued had a clash with Mourinho for his debate last season regarding his playing position in the squad. Pogba always became the scapegoat whenever Man United defeated due to his playing inconsistency.

His performance was totally different when Pogba supported France national team under Didier Deschamps. He could play freely and fun as usual, while with United, Pogba seems under pressure. Man United legend, Peter Schmeichel, has his own unique verdict about this.

“Paul’s come back from the World Cup having won it, he’s come back very early and it’s really difficult. I’ve obviously never been all the way to the final but I went to the quarter-final and to come back with very little break, very little holiday after you’ve been on this incredible high – you find yourself in this state that’s been going on for three or four weeks and then it’s gone,” Schmeichel told talkSPORT on Wednesday (5/9).

“You completely deflate and to inflate yourself again it just takes time. Unfortunately, the football calendar is such that even the guys all the way to the final won’t have much of a break.”

“Your mind is somewhere else, you look at the eleven months ahead of you and think, ‘This is the steepest mountain’ and at some point, you need to just get away from it. Hopefully later on in the season, there is an opportunity to give those players (Paul Pogba is one of them) just a little bit of a breather – it is so difficult, honestly,” Schmeicel concluded.

Pogba is currently supporting the France national team during the international break. The former Juventus player will lead France in UEFA Nations League against Germany and Netherlands.


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