Graeme Souness: Paul Pogba needs to take a look at himself

You can’t pick and choose when you want to be bang at it, says Souey...

Would I rather have Paul Pogba or James Milner in my team?

That’s easy. It isn’t even a question. Milner, every day of the week. He’s a proper player.

Who would I rather play against? Paul Pogba. I don’t want to play against Milner.

But, with Pogba, it’s all about him and his game. He’s not going to stop me, he lets you play, and that’s one of the criticisms. Having the ball is only half of the game. A big part of being a top player, as he aspires to be, is you have to stop the guy you’re up against.

And that’s part of the captaincy. If I’m having a good day, that means I’m stopping the guy I’m against directly. It’s not just about I’ll play and I’ll play, there’s another side to the game.

You can’t pick and choose when you want to be bang at it.

I’m a bit like I’d imagine Mourinho is, where you see someone who’s got so much talent, but not making the most of it.

There’s a player in there, but I don’t think he’s getting the most out of himself.

It’s criminal.

I think he has to change. The guy who works with him every day is not seeing eye-to-eye with him, so he’s happy with him. I imagine he’d see it exactly the same way that I would: you’ve got a young man who’s got the potential to be the very best of his type in the game, but right now it’s not happening for him.

With him, he needs to sit down and look at himself if he wants to get where he wants to be.

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