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Paul Pogba Accused Of 'Losing The Plot' During France's Shock Euro 2020 Exit

Daniel Marland


Paul Pogba Accused Of 'Losing The Plot' During France's Shock Euro 2020 Exit

Paul Pogba has been accused of 'losing the plot' during France's shock Euro 2020 elimination at the hands of Switzerland.


The reigning world champions were dumped out at the last-16 stage 5-4 on penalties after a 3-3 draw in 120 minutes.

Former France and Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit discussed what happened on the pitch and believes Pogba made a costly mistake with the scores at 3-1.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

"I don't really understand what happened to France versus Switzerland," Petit explained to PaddyPower per Metro.

"During the game we only played well for 20 minutes after [Hugo] Lloris stopped the penalty. After it, we looked confident and like a good team.

"But then there was one incident - Pogba lost the ball for the second Swiss goal - and France collapsed.

"We lost everything. Concentration, team spirit, desire - and the tie. Worst of all, we started fighting on the pitch between ourselves.

"There was a big clash between [Adrien] Rabiot and Pogba, who lost the plot, after the second Swiss goal and from then on we had no control, no confidence.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

"We looked average - it's hard to explain.

"[Kylian] Mbappe was asking for more responsibilities before the tournament, and there were stories about not passing the ball to [Olivier] Giroud."

Pogba reportedly traded insults with Rabiot on the pitch, as did defenders Raphael Varane and Benjamin Pavard.

In the stands, a furious row developed and the family of Pogba and Mbappe allegedly clashed with Rabiot's mother.

Veronique Rabiot once acted as her son's agent but he has since employed someone new.

"Pogba's families after the second goal - Rabiot's mother said Mbappe's big head is spoiling the team," Petit continued.

"Then Mbappe penalty is saved in the shootout. We looked so far away from the World Cup-winning team.

"It reminds me of our team in 2002, when we went out in the group stage of the World Cup. It's a real shame because it doesn't need to be like this."

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: Paul Pogba, Manchester United, Euro 2020, France, Switzerland

Daniel Marland
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