The Manchester United midfielder was in joyous mood after helping France become world champions, and he couldn’t help a cheeky dig at the Three Lions!
Paul Pogba had a laugh at the expense of England fans on Sunday as he celebrated winning the World Cup by chanting “it’s coming home”.
The song, originally released in 1996 to symbolise the hope of the Three Lions after so many major tournament disappointments, made a comeback in Russia, as England supporters dreamed of an unlikely final appearance.
Gareth Southgate’s side ultimately finished fourth at the World Cup, losing 2-0 to Belgium in the third-place playoff having been beaten at the semi-final stage by Croatia.
But the Three Lions’ progression through the tournament’s group stages and early knockout rounds ensured the country was enthused by Southgate’s team, with ‘It’s Coming Home’ becoming something of a mantra among fans.
And Pogba, who scored in France’s 4-2 win over Croatia in Moscow on Sunday, couldn’t help but poke fun at the Three Lions, singing “It’s coming home” on an Instagram video as he celebrated with the trophy, before jokingly apologising.
Croatia midfielder Luka Modric had previously criticised the English press for a perceived arrogance after the two countries’ semi-final clash, while Vedran Corluka told the media “It’s not coming home” following the 2-1 victory over the Three Lions.
England legend Gary Lineker, whose name features in the song, has been one to hit back at those who have criticised fans for singing the song during the World Cup.
He wrote on Twitter: “Dear non English football fans. Football’s coming home is a fun song highlighting the lack of success of our football team for decades.
“No one really thought we’d win it. I totally get why you might think it was arrogance, but it’s more our self deprecatory sense of humour.”
The England squad returned home on Sunday having won four matches at the World Cup, including the penalty shoot-out triumph over Colombia, while Harry Kane claimed the Golden Boot following his six goals in Russia.