Petit tells Paul Pogba to 'get angry' to help France win WC

Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring France's equaliser against the USA

The home win in 1998 was the last time France won the ultimate prize in world football and now 20 years later, expectations are high for the 23-man squad travelling to Russian Federation for this year's tournament.

Manchester United's Paul Pogba is nearly certain to start France's World Cup opener against Australia, boss Didier Deschamps has confirmed. Both of these numbers exceed that of Pogba, whilst the Chelsea midfielder also had a better pass accuracy (89%) and created two more chances.

After experiencing an up-and-down season with Manchester United, his second back at Old Trafford, midfielder Pogba is considered a pivotal member of Didier Deschamps' national side.

And Petit has challenged him to repeat his match-winning performance that buried fierce rivals Manchester City at the Etihad in April.

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"People expect him to be decisive every single game but he is a human being, he has his own qualities", Sagna told Omnisport at the launch of social media ranking tool Primetag.

France, drawn in Group C, begin their World Cup campaign against Australia on 16 June before facing Peru and Denmark.

"He is very talented, naturally gifted, but he is a holding midfielder player". Can do everything - he is actually an underrated passer and carrier of the ball - but his key job will be to mop up everything and just move the ball along to the more creative talents in that France squad.

Former France worldwide Emmanuel Petit has challenged compatriot Paul Pogba to "get angry" at the World Cup this summer.

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