French World Cup winner Christophe Dugarry thinks that french internationals Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann are more concerned with their marketability than results on the pitch.
Speaking on RMC the former Birmingham striker accused the pair of not concentrating fully on their game, citing the release of Pogba's TV show 'Pogba Mondial: The ‘Pogsérie’' on French station Canal+ as an example of the pair's blasé attitude to football.
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Griezmann was a guest on the second episode of Pogba's show and Dugarry reckoned that in the wake of France's recent friendly defeat to Colombia, the pair should not be focusing on their own personal ventures:
They are not serious. Pogba and Griezmann are leaders. They are considered big players and are put as an example. But when you lose, you sign a contract with Canal+ to sell these stupidities.
You are not starting for Manchester United, you just lost a game with the French national team. You send out this program, that doesn't make sense. You have just lost. That says to us that you are not concentrated. You are not going well and you make us your 'Pogséries'. What craziness is that?
At some point, is there not someone in your group to say to you to 'concentrate on your game, on your profession, in what you have to do, you have a whole country behind you'.
Dugarry went on to admonish the pair for their hobbies outside of the sport saying that one day they are "a rapper the next producers the next they are dancers, another time basketball players".
Griezmann's other ventures don't seem to be affecting his form as much as Pogba's however. The striker has had a fruitful season in La Liga for Atletico Madrid so far, scoring 17 goals and providing eight assists, whereas Pogba has found form hard to come by this season, the £89 million midfielder scoring only three goals and assisting in the Premier League this term.