The coach of the national football team of France Didier Deschamps spoke skeptically about the chances of Paul Pogba ever to win the Golden Ball.
The 23-year-old Pogba, who during the summer became the most expensive players in the history of soccer, was among the nominees for the prize, but ultimately did not end up in the final by soccer picks top three.
`He is a midfielder, and the Golden Ball is for attackers or tens. There are only a few exceptions to this rule, but generally, you have to put a lot of goals, to win the award.`, said Deschamps.
`Paul knows how to score and he will continue to do so, but he has never realized in three goals per game. That`s not his game.`, the Frenchman added.
Deschamps`s words come just a few days after those of Jose Mourinho, who also checked out the chances of Pogba for Golden Ball.
According to the manager of Manchester United only players with over 20 goals during the season can be real contenders for the award.
`Maldini never won the Golden Ball, Zanetti has never won the Golden Ball. goalies always remain neglected, so the attention is always drawn to the scorers. Pogba could not score and 25 percent of the goals of Ronaldo and Messi. I don`t believe he ever will score 20 goals in a season. But the thing is that often the best player in the world is not the one who scored the biggest number of goals.`