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Paul Pogba pays classy tribute to Lionel Messi after France beat Argentina

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France v Argentina: Round of 16 - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

France midfielder Paul Pogba got it pretty much spot on when talking about Lionel Messi after Les Bleus knocked Argentina out of the World Cup on Saturday.

Pogba was part of the team which won 4-3 at the Kazan Arena to head in to the quarter-finals where they will face Uruguay.

After the game Pogba said he was happy to have won and then spoke about how Messi made him love football.

“It’s been more than 10 years since he became the best player in the world,” he said.

“He’s unique, he’s a unique size, what he does with the ball in unique, he’s a pure left-footer. He’ll always be an idol.

“I lost the 2015 Champions League final with Juventus against him and I’m happy to have beaten him today.

“Players like that, they make you love football. I think he’s going to continue to be the best for many years and it’ll always be a pleasure to see him play.

“He must be sad. It could be his last World Cup, but he’ll remain in the heads of each football fan, each journalist, each person in the entire world forever.”

Source | Goal

Pogba will now face another Barcelona star in the last eight as he’ll come up against Luis Suarez’s Uruguay who saw off Portugal on Saturday.