Paul Pogba (29) speaks openly about dark thoughts and does not hide that he is unhappy with the role at Manchester United.
In an interview with the French le Figaro Manchester United star Paul Pogba talks about depression.
– I’ve been depressed during my career, but that’s not something footballers talk about. Sometimes you don’t know you’re depressed, you just want to isolate yourself and be on your own. These are the characters that cannot be mistaken. Personally, it all started for me when I played under Jose Mourinho at United. Then you ask yourself questions, and one wonders if it’s one’s fault because one has never experienced those moments in life before, he says candidly in the interview also reproduced by United.no.
Pogba believes that all athletes feel depressed and that feeling amplified during difficult periods.
We make a lot of money, we have nothing to complain about, but that does not prevent us from going through more difficult moments than others, as it does for everyone else in life. Even if one earns money, one should always be happy? Life doesn’t work that way. In football, this does not apply, but we are not superheroes, we are just human beings, says the Frenchman, who is currently in the national team rally.
Last week, criminals broke into Pogba’s home. He himself played a Champions League match against Atlético Madrid, but his two children and the nanny were at home when thieves broke into the house. Among other things, the 2018 World Cup medal was stolen.
The experience was frightening for the 29-year-old, who did not go through many difficulties on the football field in the last period. The midfielder could be on his way away from Manchester United until the summer when his contract expires, and Pogba makes no secret that he is unhappy at the club at the moment.
He thinks it’s a problem that he doesn’t have a permanent role on the team.
– In the national team, it’s simple: I play and I play in my position. I know my role and I feel the confidence of the coach and the players. It’s natural to feel different from Manchester United because it is difficult to produce a stable performance when you often have to change your position, your squad or who you play with, Pogba tells Le Figaro.
I get along well with the coach of the national team, he gave me a role that I know, but do I really have a role in Manchester United? He adds that I ask the question, but I do not have an answer.
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