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What Mourinho Said About Pogba In Spurs Team Talk

A new documentary on Tottenham Hotspur has revealed what manager Jose Mourinho once said about Paul Pogba during a half-time team talk.

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The Amazon Prime documentary All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur showcases the club's 2019/20 season, and during their clash with Manchester United in June this year, Mourinho could be seen discussing the French midfielder with his squad.

It was the Portuguese tactician who brought Pogba back to United in 2016, but it was claimed their relationship soured over the course of their time together at Old Trafford, with the manager eventually heading for the club's exit doors in December 2018.

It seems, however, that despite their fractious relationship, Mourinho still holds the midfielder in high esteem, as was evident in footage of Spurs' team talk during the half-time break of their match against the Red Devils in June. 

"I think, for sure, sooner or later Pogba is coming. And every time Pogba has the ball, he will have the vision, he will have the quality of pass," Mourinho told his team, as revealed by the documentary.

"So I can imagine Pogba from a position like that to get the ball and to make a beautiful pass here for Marcus Rashford to go.

"So Pogba will improve the quality of passing, so we need to press him. And we need to control what is far from him.

"They want to press all the time. You need to measure the risk, don't make mistakes, don't attract the pressure.

"One thing is to play short – one pass, another pass and then we go – another thing is pass here, pass here, pass there because you are attracting the pressure. There is a lot of space to counter-attack and to kill them."

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Interestingly, the match ended 1-1, with Pogba going on to win the penalty that Bruno Fernandes scored from to level the match.

What do you make of Mourinho's tactics regarding Pogba? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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