France goal hero Pogba ‘lost for words’

June 30, 2014 at 9:36 pm
Posted under: 2014 FIFA World Cup, France, France News, News
Paul Pogba said he was living a World Cup dream after heading France into the quarter-finals on Monday.

France's Paul Pogba gestures to the sky as he celebrates his goal against Nigeria during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia June 30, 2014. REUTERS/
France's Paul Pogba gestures to the sky as he celebrates his goal against Nigeria during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia June 30, 2014. REUTERS/

The Juventus star’s 79th minute header and Joseph Yobo’s injury time own goal gave France a 2-0 win over the African champions and a last eight date with either Germany or Algeria.

“I’m lost for words,” said Pogba.

“We know all the country is behind us, supporting us. Scoring that goal freed us all. I’m so happy for the team, for all of France.” The midfielder added: “To score a goal for your country in such an important game, to make it to the World Cup quarter-finals which was my dream — it’s one of the biggest moments of my life.” Coach Didier Deschamps, the 1998 World Cup winning captain who has masterminded France’s revival from the nadir of their 2010 campaign in South Africa, said: “I am very proud of what we have achieved.” France face the winner of Monday’s second last 16 match between Algeria and Germany in Porto Alegre in Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana on Friday.

-AFP


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