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Pogba wants no ban for Rudiger for ‘nibble’ during France vs. Germany

Wed 16 June 2021 | 4:38

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has claimed Antonio Rudiger nibbled him during France's win over Germany but has called on UEFA to not suspend the defender over the incident.

The two players came together near the end of the first half, with replays showing the

Chelsea

man putting his face close to

Pogba

's back before reaching his arms around his chest.

Pogba

cried out and complained to the referee

Carlos del Cerro Grande

, but the Spanish official decided to take no action over the episode.

However, After France victory, thanks to

Mats Hummels

’ own goal, Pogba defended Rudiger and said he did not want to see him hit with a ban.

He said:

"We're friends. This was nothing big. I think you saw the TV pictures, this is all over, this belongs to the past, I'm not crying for yellow or red cards for such actions.

"He nibbled, I think, a little bit on me.

"We've known each other for a long time. I felt it, I told the referee, he takes the decisions and he took the decision. He hasn't received any card and I think it's better like this.

"I don't want him to be suspended because of this."


source: SportMob