One thing has become abundantly clear during this summer’s European Championships: Paul Pogba and Patrice Evra have an excellent relationship both on and off the pitch.
Pogba looks up to his France teammate and even refers to him, quite sweetly, as his “Uncle Pat”.
And there was a lovely moment after Thursday’s semi-final between France and Germany, which Les Bleus won 2-0 thanks to a brace from Antoine Griezmann, as the two pals interviewed each other live on Italian television. (Scroll down this page to watch the video).
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Pogba, thrilled after helping France secure their place in Sunday’s Euro 2016 final, grabbed the reporter’s microphone and began to interview Evra.
While we’re still looking for an accurate translation, you can get the gist of the conversation by activating the subtitles on YouTube, then hitting settings and turning on the auto translate to English option.
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Video: Pogba and Evra interview each other
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The roles are then reversed and Evra has his turn to play the role of journalist, allowing Pogba to express his thoughts after one of the most important matches of his career so far.
We’ll update this article once an accurate translation of the interview emerges, but for the time being use the auto translated option if you’re unable to speak Italian.
Pogba deserves credit for staying focused
Pogba deserves credit for remaining focused on the job in hand at Euro 2016, despite intense speculation surrounding his future.
The 23-year-old, who had a hand in Griezmann’s second goal of the night, has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United.
It’s understood that the Premier League giants are prepared to pay an eye-watering £106 million to bring the midfielder back to Old Trafford, four years after he left the Red Devils for £800,000.
Griezmann likely to win the best player award
Pogba was the pre-tournament favourite to win Euro 2016’s best player award and may feel that the speculation over his future has affected his performances to an extent.
It’s Griezmann, who put pen to paper on a new five-year contract with Atletico Madrid last month, who looks set to win the coveted accolade.
However, that won’t bother Pogba if France are crowned European champions for the first time since 2000 this Sunday.
Standing in the way of Didier Deschamps’ side are Portugal, who booked their place in the final thanks to a 2-0 win over Wales on Wednesday night.
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