Paul Pogba lauded for leadership with France as 2018 FIFA World Cup speeches surface on documentary
Posted: 18 July 2018 Time: 19:00
France midfielder Paul Pogba's inspirational speeches to his team-mates during their triumphant 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign have been revealed.
Pogba, 26, was lauded as the side's leader throughout the tournament by defender Adil Rami but one of the standout moments came in their last-16 win over Argentina.
In the documentary made by TF1, he was quoted as saying: "I want to see warriors on the field guys. I don't want to go home!
"We will finish happy! I want to party tonight. I want to be dead on the field, all together! I want men, warriors, soldiers.
"Today we will 'kill' them. Messi or no Messi, I don't care! We came to win this f*****g World Cup!"
Against Uruguay when midfielder Blaise Matuidi was suspended; "That's it, there is no turning back anymore.
"That's it! We're going to continue, we're gonna go all the way! See you on July 15th - all together!
"Today, Blaise is on the bench. He's disappointed, he's annoyed! He wants to play more than anyone else on the pitch! He's bummed!
"It's for guys like him that we fight today! He's not going to be there on the pitch, but it will be as if he was there with us. Everyone needs to bring their A game!
"And now we're going to fight for our partners like we did before! Argentina and maybe even more! Even more! Always more! We have to beat the best to be the best!"
And in the final against Croatia; "Today we look at each other and we don't let another team take what is ours. I want that tonight we make our place in every French person memory.
"And their kids, their grandkids... Today, 90 minutes to make it into history. Forever, forever guys."