Paul Pogba explains his understated look during France's successful World Cup campaign
Paul Pogba says he was determined to let his football catch the eye at the World Cup in Russia, and not anything else.
The Manchester United star was a key man as France won the tournament for a second time this summer, turning in a fine performance in the semi-final and then scoring his side’s crucial third goal in their 4-2 win over Croatia in the final in Paris .
Pogba’s displays in the latter matches of the competition quietened his many critics, many of whom bizarrely like to focus on his hairstyles and use them as a reason to criticise.
But that was never going to be the case in Russia, according to the man himself.
When taking part in a Q&A with his fans on Instagram, Pogba was asked “Why didn’t you paint your hair during the World Cup?”
And he delivered a interesting response, which read: “Because I wanted peace, to be only focus on my performance and not my look, so there is no excuse, they could only criticise the football part.”
And to be honest, can you blame him?
The 25-year-old’s efforts proved fruitful, and now he’s got the medal to prove it.
Will he adopt the same approach for United in the upcoming Premier League season?