‘I think we are beginning to see the real Paul Pogba’- Martial – Malawi-Sports.com – Clubs, Football,Baseball,Basketball,Soccer,Hockey,Tennis and societies in Malawi

‘I think we are beginning to see the real Paul Pogba’- Martial

‘I think we are beginning to see the real Paul Pogba’- Martial
Share Button

Manchester United striker Anthony Martial feels he is now seeing the real Paul Pogba after seeing him improve his game under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who is serving on interim basis until the end of the season.

The fellow Frenchman has so far managed to prove his world class displays he is known of after enduring disastrous career under Jose Mourinho who was sacked about two months ago.

Martial made the remarks to Sky Sports: “We all know what quality Paul possesses – Paul is Paul.

“Now he has got this freedom to play with, I think we are beginning to see the real Paul Pogba play and let’s hope it continues.

“He is a leader, he talks more in the dressing room than he does on the field to be fair. Technically and with the spoken word, he is a leader in both senses. I hope he can continue to lead us to great things.

“I don’t think we are very far off the top four now so it is just a case of keeping going, winning as many games as we can so we can ensure a place in those Champions League spots at the end of the season.

“Any footballer would say the same thing, [my goal is] to win as many titles and trophies as possible, as much silverware as possible and it is also really important to keep developing, progressing and improving as a player over the years.

“I’d describe the period [since Martial has been at United] as really enriching for me as a person and a footballer. They have been good years, I’ve learnt a lot and I hope that I can continue to push on in the next few years as well.

“The fans and I have had quite a special relationship from my first season and fortunately, it has continued to last until now. I hope it continues into the future and let’s hope that together, we can win trophies and silverware.

The forward also took his time to praise Solskjaer who has managed to turn around things at the dugout.

“He [Solskjaer] is a coach with great values. I think he knows how to get the best out of players and he makes things clear so when we go out onto the field, we all know our jobs and we all know what we’ve got to do,” he added.

“He’s given me lots of advice. It’s always positive to get advice from a top player in his own right, but sometimes, when you’re out on the field, it comes down to what comes naturally to you and you do what you’ve always known how to do in terms of finishing.

“We have a laugh among ourselves quite often because I think finishing is something that comes naturally to me. I’ve played since I was a young kid, I’ve always been a footballer and a striker from that early age.

“The thing we laugh about is that I miss quite a few in training, whereas in a match, I may only get one chance and I manage to convert it.”

Share Button

newton

A journalist by profession. Did journalism at Malawi Institute of Journalism. Currently working at Malawi Sports as an online sports journalist.