Pogba reveals World Cup winners medal stolen in burglary

Dylan Bettencourt

French midfielder Paul Pogba said his World Cup winners medal was stolen by burglars when they broke into his home last week.

He said it was like a nightmare when he was notified that his home had been broken into after Manchester United’s round of 16 defeat to Atletico Madrid last Tuesday.

Pogba’s two children were in the home with the nanny.

“What scared me the most was that my two children were at home with the nanny at the time,” he told Le Figaro.

“There were jewels from my mother, my world champion medal.”

The Manchester United midfielder won the World Cup with France in 2018 when they defeated Croatia in the final hosted in Russia.

Pogba said his children and the nanny are still feeling the trauma from the invasion of their home.

“She overheard everything, called my wife and security, then locked herself with the boys in a room. She was shocked for several days,” he said.

Pogba re-joined the Red Devils in 2016 from Juventus but his time in Manchester could be up yet again as his contract runs out this June with no confirmation as to whether he will stay at the club.

He is currently away on international duty with France as they prepare to play African sides, Ivory Coast and South Africa.

Pogba said that playing for the national team is like a breath of fresh air.

“I want to have playing time to come back in top form at the club. Wearing this jersey, representing my country, is now more than ever a source of pride,” he said.

Image source: @ManchesterUnited


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