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Pogba to play wherever he is put

Paul Pogba is prepared to change his style of play for the good of the team as France ready themselves for their World Cup play-off with Ukraine.

I think the coach has called me up to bring some of the goals from Juventus and I will certainly do my best.

At Juventus I play in a more offensive position but the change to defence does not bother me at all. I am comfortable in all cases.

I really have no preference. What matters to me is just to be on the field.

– Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba

Deschamps: Lloris ready for France match

France coach Didier Deschamps is confident Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will be available for Friday's World Cup play-off first leg against Ukraine.

He is doing well, very well.

He had a specific training programme on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with Tottenham. The club and their coach, Andre Villas-Boas, took the decision not to let him play yesterday.

Today, he will train separately with Franck Raviot because he was not with us yesterday. Tomorrow, he will participate normally in the session.

– Didier Deschamps speaking to Radio Monte Carlo.


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