France manager Didier Deschamps has said that Paul Pogba needs time in order to return to his best form.
The 76-capped midfielder has appeared twice over the international break as he continues to regain match sharpness following a long injury lay-off.
He has not yet managed to complete 90 minutes for either club or country since his return by Deschamps insists that he needs that game time in order to recapture his best displays.
He said: “He is not on top of his game, that’s for sure. When he came off the bench against Ukraine, we were not having our best moment. But obviously, those 30 minutes were good for him.
“Like every player that comes back from injury, he needs time. He was in this situation in November, he came with not a lot of minutes and played one hour against Finland which was not that good, but it didn’t stop him from having a great game against Portugal after that.
“He is capable of playing from the start but also coming in during the game. But he needs to play minutes in order to get fit again.”
Pogba’s nation continue their World Cup qualification campaign on Wednesday as they do battle with Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo. Les Bleus can be backed at a price of 4/9 with Betfair to win the game.