Deschamps: Pogba and Griezmann must be sure they want to move
France head coach Didier Deschamps is happy to give Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba his opinion on their futures but has warned them to be sure they make the right choice for their careers.
Atletico Madrid striker Griezmann confirmed last week that he intends to leave the Wanda Metropolitano at the end of the season, despite only agreeing a new five-year contract last year.
Pogba, meanwhile, has been heavily linked with a move to LaLiga giants Real Madrid after a largely difficult season with Manchester United.
Deschamps – who has named both players in his squad for a friendly against Bolivia and subsequent Euro 2020 qualifiers against Turkey and Andorra next month – will give them his view but is keen for them not to come to regret their decisions.
“Players are making choices, I’m not there to advise them,” he told a media conference.
“I’m here to give them my opinion, but it’s about them. It depends on their career, people and family.
“Most of them ask for my opinion. They can use it or not; it’s not my choice.
“What matters is that when they decide something important, they think it is the correct choice. But sometimes you think, ‘yes it’s a good choice to join that club’ and then it’s not. It’s easy to say after the fact. It goes well or badly.”