Deschamps: Zidane will be France coach one day, it seems logical

While a bulk of the jeers appeared to be directed at Pogba, Deschamps claimed the home fans were not singling out the £89m midfielder during the 3-1 win against Italy in Nice.

Their manager Didier Deschamps faces the challenge of fitting the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembélé, Kylian Mbappé and Paul Pogba into the same team, while not leaving N'golo Kanté with all the defensive duties.

Dembele has come out in support of his worldwide team-mate and insisted that it doesn't matter what Pogba does on the pitch, he will never be able to satisfy some of his detractors. "It's not just for him, at one point we kept the ball and they whistled too", he told TF1.

Paul Pogba started in midfield but produced a below-par performance, meaning the inconsistent Manchester United player could lose a starting spot to Corentin Tolisso. Everyone represents the French team, ' Tolisso said.

"The whistles are part of football, you have to stay tough mentally".

The Frenchman has enjoyed a mixed campaign, suffering injury spells and demotions to the bench alongside producing spellbinding displays in big games against Man City, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. "They are very important players and we expect a lot from them".

'Paul had a good game, he worked hard.

Manchester United and Barcelona target Atletico Madrid has dropped out a major hint on his future, by claiming that he will decide on his future before the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.

France have one more friendly against the US before they travel to the World Cup in Russian Federation, where they are expected to top their group which features Australia, Peru and Denmark.

  • Angelo Rivera