Seven key stats from Paul Pogba's World Cup
Paul Pogba etched his name into the history books on Sunday when raising the prestigious World Cup trophy into the air, after France’s 4-2 win over Croatia at the rain-sodden Luzhniki Stadium.
The Manchester United man had scored a brilliant second-half goal for Les Bleus, capping what was clearly an impressive tournament in Russia.
Here are just a few of his standout stats and facts…
After lifting the World Cup on Sunday night, Paul explained why France’s historic success in Russia is the perfect response to those who had questioned his and Les Bleus’ quality.
“It’s just an unbelievable, magnificent, wonderful dream come true,” Pogba told reporters. “People criticised and talked bad about us at the start of the World Cup but today we won, and now I want to hear them because they’re going to celebrate with us. And it’s fine - we invite them to celebrate with us. We like when people do not believe with us and we showed them they have to believe in us.
“The only answer we can have is always on the pitch, the criticism is always going to be there, it’s the job of the journalist, they have to do it, but I don’t think it’s bad, I think it’s a challenge, for me to improve and get better and better, to win trophies and we did today so I’m very happy, the most important thing is that I won the World Cup and be in history forever.”
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