Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has revealed that he does not need to wear the captain’s armband in order to be a leader in the France national team.
Pogba has endured a difficult start to the season having been reported to have a burst up with his manager Jose Mourinho. The spat was even caught on tape as Mourinho sent him away from training, a day after the defeat to Derby County in the third round Carabao Cup clash. Pogba was then stripped off his vice-captaincy role by Mourinho who is yet to name his replacement.
Pogba showed leadership qualities in the dressing room when gave a talk before the Croatia World Cup final.
Pogba has noted that one doesn’t have to be the France captain to be a leader, “I’ve never played in the France team to be captain, being here is already a big thing for me.
You don’t have to be captain in order to speak, a leader is not someone who has the armband. As a leader you can talk on the pitch but I’ve seen leaders who didn’t necessarily talk.”