Lionel Messi makes me love football more, says Paul Pogba

Jul 05, 2018, 02:21
Lionel Messi makes me love football more, says Paul Pogba

"We still haven't seen the best of him".

After brushing shoulders with his hero, Pogba, along with his teammates, must now focus on the task in hand on Friday against Uruguay, who likewise eliminated the other icon of the tournament on Saturday with a resounding 2-1 win over Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal. Fans will now watch with intrigue to see who will follow Messi as the latest adidas Golden Ball victor, having seen the Argentinian scoop the prize four years ago.

With Portugal and Argentina both leaving Russian Federation in the round of 16, the award seems open for a new victor to emerge. "You have to win titles with your team".

So before you lock in your 2018 World Cup bracket on FIFA's official site or anywhere else, you need to see what European football expert David Sumpter has to say.

Ronaldo and Messi arrived in Russian Federation after Real Madrid won a third straight Champions League title and Barcelona won La Liga.

But, speaking on the eve of that second-round clash with France, Sampaoli said: "I remember that point in time but everything I say to my players is personal and I will not divulge what was said".

The coaching staff of Uruguay's national football team has not yet been informed on the seriousness of Edinson Cavani's injury.

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez shared a lovely message for Leo Messi following Argentina's shocking exit from the FIFA World Cup.

"Then I took my belongings and left her forever".

While they have set goal records tumbling both in Europe and Spain year after year, amazingly neither has ever been able to find the net in a World Cup knockout match in a combined 14 games.