Dominique Bijotat believes Paul Pogba has changed into a team player
Former France international Dominique Bijotat believes Paul Pogba has changed into a team player which has brought the best out of him. The midfielder recently failed to find the scoresheet during Les Bleus’ 4-1 win over Moldova in the European qualifier but he was nonetheless influential with his movement and distribution during the game.
Speaking after the match, Bijotat praised the qualities of Pogba, who has become more of a team player unlike previously where he was trying hard to influence play by himself, he said: “Paul Pogba played a great match. Yes, he had more time without a real opponent, yes he hardly had to defend but technically he is at the top of the world.
“He controlled the tempo of the game with his passes behind the defenders, which is a fatal weapon against very low blocks. I found him to be consistent without embellishment, without seemingly trying too hard or try to do too much. Pogba has changed, it is undeniable. He is playing clean football and he is playing as a team man, which is new to him too.”
“Pogba had been struggling for form during the opening half of the season with Manchester United" where he was trying to test the opposition goalkeeping with long-range shots rather than finding his teammates ahead of him. That has changed during the backend of the campaign with regular contributions and this has helped him blossom “with the national team" as well.
The 26-year-old orchestrated the play from the midfield during France’s recent 4-1 triumph over Moldova. He could not boost the performance with a goal but managed to provide a delightful chipped assist for Antoine Griezmann’s opening strike of the game. Les Bleus are now scheduled to face Iceland for the next Euro 2020 qualifier and Pogba is expected to feature from the off.