N’Golo Kante defends Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba
Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has defended his international teammate Paul Pogba who has come under
criticism for his poor form this season.
The Manchester United midfielder has been in an out of the team, with Ole Gunnar Solskjær clearly
preferring the partnership of Fred and Scott McTominay in the middle of the park.
Speaking of his international teammate, Kante said:
“Yes it is true, with Paul it has been a little while he’s been injured, a little while since I played with him. We all
remember the World Cup, that whole adventure we did together, the qualifications stage and the competition,
and it is a pleasure again to be playing with Paul in the national team. Against Portugal, we had a good game and
we are all satisfied with our performance.”
Les Bleus are unbeaten in 26 games when the duo have started together in midfield. The run includes France’s
successful World Cup campaign back in 2018. When pressed on the relationship with Pogba on the pitch, the
ever-humble Kante said:
“I think it is not that simple. We are all together, it is not just Kante and Pogba, but the whole team. We are
happy that we have never lost when we have started together, I hope that will continue for as long as possible,
but these are victories and draws for the whole team, not just us two.”