The Lazio striker believes the French national team footballer doesn’t have to carry Manchester United on his back all the time.
Paul Pogba was under the spotlight this season in the middle of many controversies.
First, he won the 2018 FIFA World Cup with France in Russia last summer.
Then when he returned to Manchester United, he had many problems with former manager Jose Mourinho.
And his form hasn’t been the best since then, which has gained him a lot of criticism.
But today, Lazio and former Red Devils footballer Louis Saha has come out to Pogba’s defense.
“I am really a big fan of Paul,” he told The Mirror.
“You target leadership for the best players in the team and Paul is definitely one of them, so the pressure is always on him.”
He explained: But it’s unfair on him to have this burden all of the time because the set-up of the team is not built with leaders around him – and perhaps that is not his best quality.”
“Of course, he brings a special quality because he can do special things, but I don’t think leadership is his strength.”
“So let’s find the right people to be around him because he can do magic,” he said.
“That’s what he has been bought by United to do – rather than as a Roy Keane-type or others that you can compare.”
“When I see what is happening with Paul, I would say it is unfair to ask him to do something unnatural to him,” Saha continued.
“Of course, they have great talent and I have to say I’m jealous.”
He concluded: “It is as simple as that. You look at those guys and they can do everything.”
“But the thing is it’s unfair to focus on one aspect of their game that is not one of their strong qualities.”
— Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) April 13, 2019