Angry Pogba Blast Liverpool Legend Souness Over Criticism
Paul Pogba has hit back at Graeme Souness’ criticism of him, claiming: “I didn’t even know who he was”.
Manchester United midfielder Pogba has come under intense scrutiny from the Liverpool legend in recent years.
Souness’ criticism of the globe Cup winner has become something of a running joke on social media, with fans waiting to listen to what the Scot should say about Pogba following a performance.
But Pogba has finally hit back, and when asked to inquire into the claims made about him, admitted he didn’t know who the three-time Champions League winner was.
“I didn’t even know who he was, really,” Pogba told the United podcast.
“I didn’t even know who he was. I heard he was an excellent player and stuff like that. i do know the face but [not] the name.
“Like I said I’m not someone that watches plenty of [punditry], I watch plenty of football but I don’t stay after the sport to pay attention to what they assert about ‘Why they did this’ or ‘Why they did that’. i prefer to concentrate on football.”
Souness’ most up-to-date criticism of Pogba came in an exceedingly Q&A with the Sunday Times.
The Scot was asked:
“Much has been product of your apparent disdain for Paul Pogba. is that this a misconception? do you have to are his team-mate, what words of recommendation does one feel that you just would have offered him?”
To which Souness replied: “Pogba has absolutely everything to be a top player – great athleticism, super technique – but his attitude to the sport is that the polar opposite of mine.
“He goes out with one thought in his mind: ‘I’m visiting show everyone how clever i'm today and be the star of the show.’
“My attitude, the way i used to be taught, was: ‘Go out and work harder than the guy you’re in against and see where that takes you.’ He’d be an absolute doddle to play against.”