Paul Pogba was resolute in the face of criticism from the home crowd after he was jeered in France’s friendly win over Italy.
The Manchester United midfielder, 25, was not the on the scoresheet, as he struggled to find his form, and was ultimately substituted in the second half in favour of Steven N’Zonzi.
The crowd in Nice jeered his performance, and France had Samuel Umtiti, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele to thank for the goals that gave them a 3-1 win.
On Instagram, Pogba appeared to be unflustered by the crowd’s reaction, saying it was a, ‘Beautiful victory tonight.’
After the match, France’s coach Didier Deschamps pointed out he was not the only player targeted, as Florian Thauvin received similar treatment, saying:
“The whistles for Paul Pogba? It’s not just for him, at one point we kept the ball and they whistled too. It had already happened.
“The public also prefers to score five, six goals but it’s high level, there is a team in front of us. The players do the right thing.
“Are they affected or not, I do not know… I will not remember that, but if it maybe could not be the case, it would be better.”
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