How Paul Pogba is learning from criticism while leading France in the 2018 FIFA World Cup™

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Paul Pogba is blocking out the noise while leading France to their ultimate goal of winning the 2018 FIFA World Cup™

- There's always talk about Pogba. He's a man who makes headlines.

- Something of a controversial character.

- $123 million transfer.

- Given his form at Manchester United, not exactly what people thought.

- They're expecting more. Club and country.

[MUSIC PLAYING] (SINGING): I'm the man. I'm the man 'round here.

PAUL POGBA: I think I've grown by, you know, when the people like, speak bad about you, or criticize you. You should learn from it. You just think about yourself. Do your best. I think that came since the transfer. Because I wasn't a midfielder anymore. I was the player who just came with the biggest transfer in the history.

I think that made them mad, or make them jealous, or I don't know what is it. But you start judging me differently if I worth $100 millions, or whatever. So they stopped putting the price tag on the pitch, which has nothing to do with, uh, with me.

- (SINGING) So if you shoot, you better shoot me now. Shots fired on me.

- Paul Pogba is the man for the French.

PAUL POGBA: Yes. I have to be focused, yes. But I can be focused, and enjoying the same time. Be myself all the time, you know? Even on the pitch. I don't put any pressure on myself. Because I believe in myself. I believe that I can help the team. Don't look at what people always say about you, and yeah, just play football. Enjoy your playing football. That's it.

- (SINGING) Shots fired on me.

- Pogba. They're really looking to him to inspire of the French from midfield.

- (SINGING) Shots fired on me.

PAUL POGBA: I'm really focusing at-- of being a leader of this team. To help the young one that coming up. Even to help myself, as well. That, you know, to go to become the leader of this team is-- think it's really important. It's something that we need. And it's something that I really want to do. And I'm going to do with the French national team for this World Cup.

- (SINGING) You can't stomp me out. You know you can't even slow me down. You know I spread this wild around. So if you shoot, you better shoot me now.

- Pogba strikes!

- Goal, Pogba. Kiss of the badge from the Manchester United midfielder.

PAUL POGBA: There is nothing more important right now, at this moment, just to win the World Cup. And I really, really hope that we're going to bring it home.

- (SINGING) No, no.