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Wednesday March 27 2013
Deschamps backs sent-off Pogba

France boss Didier Deschamps has no regrets about fielding Juventus’ Paul Pogba in the 1-0 loss to Spain.

The 20-year-old won his second cap last night, but his performance was marred by his dismissal late in the game.

“Paul showed his potential before the two yellow cards,” the former Juventus midfielder and tactician told RMC Sport.

“His first booking was as a result of the fact that he jumped with a high knee and his foot was too far forward in the second incident.

“Paul was winning his second cap against players like Xavi, Busquets and Xabi Alonso who have much more experience.

“I know what Pogba is capable of doing and my mind has not been changed. It is thanks to games like the one against Spain that youngsters will grow.”

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