France see off Portugal
France faced off with Portugal on Saturday evening in a Nations League clash.
Both sides headed into the tie in fine form, sitting level on points atop of Group 3.
The pair were both previously unbeaten in all of their Nations League ties and the winner on Saturday would no doubt hold a huge advantage when it came to progressing to the next round.
The previous meeting between these two sides saw a 0-0 draw play out in October and it was a similarly tight affair this time around.
The only goal of the game came 53 minutes in from Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante:
Kante converts for France! 🇫🇷
Patricio palms away Rabiot’s effort but the Chelsea midfielder makes no mistake from close range!
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) November 14, 2020
Kante on playing with Pogba
Kante would line out alongside Paul Pogba for France vs Portugal and has since been full of praise for the Manchester United midfielder.
Pogba is currently enduring something of a rough patch with United, which has seen both Scott McTominay and Fred favoured over him by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
France boss Didier Deschamps has even spoken out about Pogba’s current situation at Man United, stating that it has impacted him mentally.
Kante, though, clearly has no issues when it comes to featuring alongside Pogba, voicing the opinion that it is a pleasure to play with him:
“He’s been injured for a while and it had been a while since we had played together.
“We remember the World Cup that we played together. It’s a pleasure to play with Paul.
“On the pitch, we felt great. I’m satisfied with the performance and the performance of the team. We were at the level we needed to be at.
“There’s a lot expected of us. We’re the world champion and the European Championship will be another challenge, but it’s certain that we’re a great team.”
Quotes via Goal.
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