Deschamps tells Paul Pogba he’s ‘useless’ to France at World Cup if unfit
Didier Deschamps has warned Paul Pogba that he will not take the Juventus and France star to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar if he is not fully fit and recovering from injury.
Pogba is racing against time to be fit for the 22nd edition of the four-year-old competition later this year. The 29-year-old has undergone surgery to repair a serious knee injury he sustained in training during the summer which initially ruled him out of any form of activity.
The 2018 World Cup winner has had a change of heart about the job recently and is not satisfied with his recovery. But L’Equipe report that Pogba can only return to training at Juventus on October 31, as the 91-cap dynamo needs eight weeks of rest.
His return to training at the end of October will allow Pogba to face Juventus against Hellas Verona on November 10. But the Serie A match comes just 10 days before Qatar opens the 2022 World Cup, while France begin their title campaign against Australia on the 22nd.
Deschamps is willing to leave Pogba out of France defending the World Cup
Deschamps would prefer to leave Pogba behind as France defend their second World Cup title in Qatar this season. He will include the former Manchester United man in his plans if Pogba can prove that he has fully recovered from his injury and that he can be useful to Les Bleus.
“He won’t come because he’s a ‘shell’. If he hasn’t played before, he’s not in top shape, it doesn’t matter. He also doesn’t want to,” said Deschamps, as reported by Goal.
France have many competitors to choose from for the first World Cup in the Middle East. Deschamps has chosen to name Eduardo Camavinga, Youssouf Fofana, Matteo Guendouzi, Adrien Rabiot and Aurelien Tchouameni as their UEFA Nations League options.
Les Bleus will play their final matches before flying to Qatar with Group A ties with Austria on September 22 and Denmark on the 25th. Deschamps will likely rely on the players to impress this month for Pogba and the France ace has not played since his return to Juventus.
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