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Pogba: ‘Not the same mistake of 2016’

Paul Pogba the French Sunday over Croatia in the world cup final, two years after the lost european CHAMPIONSHIP final against Portugal in their own country. According to Pogba have Les Bleus draw lessons from the painful loss in 2016.

Paul Pogba © Belga Image

‘At the european CHAMPIONSHIPS, we thought for the finale is that it would run loose. Our mentality was not the same as today, ” he says Thursday during a press conference in the French base camp in Istra. “For us, it was the victory against Germany (2-0 in the semi-final, red) is actually our final. Against Portugal we went, especially given the course she had taken, that it is a won cause. That is our fault.

‘Now the situation is completely different. We all acknowledge that we are not the same mistake may be committed. We need this final completely different approach and we really, really want that trophy.”

France placed itself Tuesday night at the expense of Belgium for the world cup final. The team of Deschamps has one day more rest in comparison with Croatia, which, moreover, already three times renewals played in the knock-out stages, good for 90 minutes. According to Pogba can all those hard-fought victories by the Croats a mental boost.

‘For Croatia, it was a very difficult match against England. They came 0-1 behind, but they have not hang down our heads. Mentally they are very strong. There are two teams and there is only one cup. It is true that they have 90 minutes more in the legs. But I’m not sure that for them is a disadvantage, perhaps they are now even more determined to prove that they can win.’

“We are not doing that we as the favourite to be considered,” the midfielder of Manchester United. “We are the league started with the setting that we form a block with one common goal in mind: to try that cup win. That is also how we make it to the final approach. We stand Sunday against great players, guys world class. Everyone knows about who it goes to. I expected a beautiful but tough race. As I said: two teams, one cup.’

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