WATCH: Manchester United's Paul Pogba Delivers Inspirational Speech To France Team-mates Minutes Before World Cup Final
A stirring team-talk from France's Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba just minutes before their World Cup Final win over Croatia has made waves on social media after it was leaked online.
Yesterday, footage emerged of France boss Didier Deschamps talking to his players but this latest video of Pogba has earned him plenty of praise leading some to suggest that he and not Jose Mourinho should be delivering the United team-talks.
Pogba was superb for France during the World Cup and in the Final in particular. His hard-working performances were some way off the below-key efforts he turned in during a frustrating season at Old Trafford.
Such speeches do have the feel of a Hollywood epic about them but the honesty and passion of Pogba in the dressing room is something that can't be faked.
Twenty-five-year-old Pogba tells the players: "We know how far we have come. We know it in our hearts - in our eyes - I can see it boys. We are concentrated. We cannot forget. We are 90 minutes from possibly making history - 90 minutes, one match. I don't know how many matches we have played in our careers but this is one match that changes everything.
"I want this evening to be in the memory of all the French people who are watching us. Their children, their children’s children, and their children’s children’s children. Today, there are 90 minutes to get back into history for life."
He concluded by asking for their tears: “I want to see tears—not tears of sadness, tears of joy—kissing the ground.” Stirring stuff! France won the Final 4-2.