France Pogba’s match-winning qualities hailed by Kante Guy Atkinson 03:14 6/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images France Paul Pogba France v Peru France v Australia Peru Australia World Cup The Manchester United midfielder played a pivotal role in France’s 2-1 win over Australia, much to the delight of a team-mate quick to talk him up N’Golo Kante has hailed Paul Pogba’s decisive contribution to France’s opening World Cup win over Australia on Saturday.The midfielder got his tournament off to a great start in France’s 2-1 victory despite a frustrating season at Manchester United, playing a key role in winning the penalty Antoine Griezmann converted.He then hit a deflected winner 10 minutes from time, but FIFA belatedly marked the strike down as an own goal from Socceroos defender Aziz Behich. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Kante, who lined up alongside Pogba at the heart of Les Bleus’ midfield, has praised the 25-year-old’s desire to win and professionalism. He said: “Everyone knows Paul. We all know he is really talented.”He has a lot of quality. I think he played a good game yesterday [Saturday]. Away from the pitch, he has his own character, he is a match winner, a great professional.”I think he wanted the win so much, he fought to win. We are happy for him that he scored his goal. Paul is a match winner, he gives everything to win. He helped us a lot yesterday.”Pogba and Kante are likely to line up for France when they continue their Group C campaign against Peru at the Ekaterinburg Arena on Thursday.