Twitter hails Paul Pogba for saving France from Australia
Here are the reactions as France beat Australia 2-1 at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
After a goalless first half Australia and France both scored from the penalty spot through Antoine Griezmann and Mile Jedinak.
Pogba scored what turned out to be the match winner after he exchanged passes with Olivier Giroud to put France in the lead.
Pogba hailed despite poor showing from France
Twitter users hailed Pogba despite numerous criticism about his flamboyant style of play, A fan said, "The people that judge pogba by goals will be pretty quiet today. They'll be checking how many tackles he made, That's what a midfielder is supposed to do "
The French midfielder is the talisman for the French national team and his performance brought about different reactions.
A fan said, "Great sight powering forward like that, all strength and timing. What a force he is like that."
Some other positive reactions to his performance, "Pogba scores and my timeline is full of, "Well he's been shit for the full game. No mention of any of the other players who've been far worse and absent though. Standard."
Another fan said, "The amount of hate Pogba gets is unbelievable, KDB is the ginger Stephen Ireland who’s awful for his country but no one bats an eye uno"
Some fans were however not impressed with Pogba's overall performance in th encounter despite scoring the match winning goal.
A fan said, "It was own goal and Pogba twitter are still screaming Pogba."
Another said, "Paul Pogba's Juventus days are over and I think it's time we accept that he's bang average, hasn't done anything spectacular in years. It's a shame because I really like him."
Other trends from the match on Twitter included 'Dembele' who was compared to Rashford and Sane, 'Giroud' for his assist to Pogba, and 'Australia' for giving France a tough match
Pogba and his French teammates take on Peru in their next game while, Australia will hope to bounce back against Denmark on Thursday, June 21.
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