Jose: Fantastic World Cup will only help Pogba
Jose Mourinho believes Paul Pogba’s sensational World Cup win with France is a huge positive for the 25-year-old midfielder, ahead of his third season since re-signing from Juventus.
“To win the World Cup can only be a positive thing,”suggested Mourinho.
“So many players never had the chance to be a world champion, because their country was not strong enough or because they couldn’t help that team enough to make it happen. For Paul, to be world champion can only be fantastic.”
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“I hope that he understands why he was so good,”said Jose, of our no.6’s efforts.
“In the second part of the competition – quarter-finals, semi-finals, final – he was, in my opinion, absolutely brilliant.
“I think that’s the point about his performance level and his contribution to a winning team – it’s for him to understand why he was so good.”
“I did with him [Pogba] what I did with all my players. I sent a nice message before the World Cup and during it, I did not disturb anyone. They needed to focus on the job for their national team.
“After the World Cup, I sent a different message than to the other guys, because he won the competition.”
“It’s a young team. Apart from [Olivier] Giroud, [Hugo] Lloris and maybe one or two others that I don’t have in mind, they are all young. They have more Euros to play together; they have more World Cups to play together. So I think the future for him, together with that fantastic group of players in the national team can only be brilliant.”