Lloris: Pogba had a point to prove against England

France international goalkeeper Hugo Lloris believes that Paul Pogba needed to silence some English critics in Tuesday’s international friendly.

The Manchester United midfielder played in the 3-2 win in Paris, where he faced familiar Premier League opposition, and possibly wanted to remind them why he is the most expensive player ever.

“Against England, he was fantastic and as a midfielder he helped the team a lot to manage the ball,” he told Sky Sports.

“Maybe he had some things to prove, because he belongs to one of the best clubs in the world and he plays in the Premier League, and he has to show his level.”

Les Bleus fielded a team full of talented youngsters such as Monaco prodigy Kylian Mbappé and Borussia Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembélé, who scored the winning goal.

“We can be very proud of our performance, especially in the second half, with 10 men,” the Tottenham goalkeeper added.

“But we need to improve as a team, because when there is pressure in an important game, we need to be able to get the possession of the ball better, to be stronger too and to manage the rhythm of the game.

“Talent is not enough. You need to work, to work hard as a team, individually too, especially at this level.”

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