France and Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has said that representing Les Blues is a ‘breath of fresh air’ amidst what is a difficult period of his career.
The 27-year-old has thus far represented the reining world champions twice throughout the international break, putting in an impressive performance as Didier Deschamps’ men secured a place at the UEFA Nations League finals with a 1-0 success against Portugal.
Having so far struggled with his form at club level with Manchester United, Pogba has admitted that playing on the international stage is a welcome distraction.
Talking to RTL, he said: “This is a period that I haven’t previously experienced in my career, as I’ve been used to playing all the time and getting into my rhythm, so that’s suddenly changed.
“I feel I’m gradually getting back into it now. I’m rediscovering my form. That’s the sort of performance that I need to produce and I need to do so consistently.
“[Playing with France] it’s like a window that opens up. It’s a breath of fresh air when you come here. We have a truly fantastic squad. When we come here, we’re all happy.”
Pogba could be back in action on Tuesday evening as France round off their UEFA Nations League group campaign at home against Sweden. He sits at odds of 7/1 with William Hill to open the scoring at the Stade de France.