How football fans reacted to Paul Pogba's performance for France vs Peru

The game changer

La Blanquirroja enjoyed good periods throughout the match and were outplayed only in the final quarter-hour of the first half.

"We did what was necessary to win. our game was fluid in the first half but things were a lot tougher in the second", Deschamps added.

"There was a mass of people, we are pained we are eliminated, we are sorry that we could not give them a better tournament", he said.

And while he's often criticised by football fans on Twitter for his performance, Pogba was getting plenty of praise for his display against Peru.

The 34-year-old striker Paolo Guerrero, who won a late reprieve to play in Russian Federation after his drugs ban was overturned, came on for the last 30 minutes against Denmark and Peru's all-time leading goalscorer looks likely to start.

France's talented but young squad will be favourites against a Peru side beaten 1-0 by Denmark in their opener.

He told a press conference: "We are in the knockout stages so we are very satisfied".

"Peru pressed right till the end, but we managed to stay solid and disciplined". A second win, so we have qualified, which was our aim.

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But with numerous other supposed big guns at the tournament toiling, the former global midfielder and World Cup victor as a player said two wins from two games should not be sniffed at.

Deschamps got a boost from Giroud and Matuidi in the match against Australia and wisely made the move to start them against Peru.

DF Raphael Varane, 7 - The more dominant of the two French central defenders, he was unlucky to not open the scoring with a first-half header from a Griezmann corner.

Paris Saint-Germain forward Mbappe - aged 19 years and 183 days - underlined his rich talent and claimed his place in the French record books when he poked home in the first half.

ITV is showing today's match between France v Peru, with coverage starting at 3.30pm and kick-off set for 4pm. "He wasn't at this best during the match, he had heavy legs", said the coach.

Lloris echoed Pogba's words, calling Kante "a leader in his own way" and "so valuable in terms of keeping the ball and winning it back".

It rocked Peru and Lucas Hernandez forced Gallese into a smart stop before scuffing his follow-up as France threatened to put the game out of sight. That said, the Atletico Madrid man's struggles might have created an opening for the Lyon star against the Danes.

"It's amusing, I went from being the biggest transfer in the world to the most-criticised player in the world".

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