Deschamps defends France goalkeeper Lloris after errors

Mbappe rescues sloppy France against USA

World Cup warm-up match: Kylian Mbappe earns France draw against USA

France share World Cup Group C with Denmark, Peru and Australia, who they kick-start their campaign against on Saturday.

Manchester United star Pogba is a big part of the way Didier Deschamps sets his side up and Desailly has gone on record to say the talent the former Juventus man possesses is better than any member of the France World Cup squad of 1998.

He already admitted to French television on Sunday that Paul Pogba is nearly certain to start against Australia despite criticism of his performances this season.

"He thrives on anger sometimes and I want that Pogba".

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According to the Mirror, Emmanuel said: "We all know Pogba has great potential but I want to see the same Pogba I saw against Manchester City when United won 3-2". He could have done better with the one against the United States, but I repeat the goalkeeper can be blamed when people believe he is responsible.

The US lead for the majority of the game, but the most expensive teenager in world football, Kylian Mbappe, managed to help Deschamps scrape a 1-1 draw.

Some questioned whether Lloris, who has won 98 caps for France, should keep his place in the team for the tournament in Russian Federation with Steve Mandanda and Alphonse Areola available as back-up.

"Every time he is angry, every time he has this anger inside of him and he wants to show people are wrong, I know I want this guy".

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