French national team coach, Didier Deschamps, has decided to drop midfielder, Paul Pogba to the bench in France’s international friendly match with Colombia.
The manager admitted that the midfielder’s problems at Manchester United are “complicated.”
Pogba arrived for international duty this week after a difficult spell for his club.
The 24-year-old has been dropped from Premier League and Champions League fixtures.
A source at France camp, told L’Equipe that Pogba will only be among the substitutes on Friday night against Colombia.
Meanwhile, Deschamps said he had talked with Pogba about his situation at Manchester United and found the situation to be “complicated”, adding that “Everyone is talking about Paul now.
He added, “He has a complicated situation at Manchester United. But he did not lose his football ability and forget what he knows how to do.
“I have talked with him. I deal with him the same way that I deal with other players. Maybe not the same as all the players, but he is not an outcast.
“Sometimes you need to encourage them, sometimes even to comfort them, let them know I trust them. Sometimes you need to tell the truth, being more aggressive. That’s management. I need to put the players in the best possible conditions.”