Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pogba out to Add His Own Star to the France Shirt

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pogba out to Add His Own Star to the France Shirt

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PAUL Pogba is desperate to add a star to his France shirt by winning the World Cup.

The famous blue jersey already carries a single star after Les Bleus' triumph at their own finals in 1998, but the United acce is conscious he and his team-mates did not earn that one.

Asked about Croatia wanting revenge for their semi-final defeat by France 20 years ago, Pogba said: "Croatia do not have stars - they want one. They have done very well and they want the victory, like us.

"But I do not have a star. It's on the shirt, but I did not win it. We want to go looking for it like all players. It will be a World Cup final, a great match, difficult."

France will head into Sunday's final as favourites in the eyes of many, with Croatia having endured gruelling periods of extra-time in each of their knockout matches.

However, that is not a theory to which Pogba subscribes. …

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