Paul Pogba speaks for the first time after his red card against Arsenal.
Pogba who is set to miss the derby, in what will be a three match ban after he got sent off against Arsenal, Speaking for the first time since the incident had this to say.
“Yeah I didn’t really speak after the game, I didn’t have time, but I know Hector as well and I would never give him a tackle like this,” Pogba said.
“Unfortunately, for me, I thought he would put his feet [there] and he was in a position that was a disadvantage for me so I’ve done it. It looks very bad but the intention wasn’t like that. They had the decision, the referee got the red card and that’s football,” he added.
Pogba will be most disappointed to miss the derby also however, as his team-mates seek to cut City’s eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League table.
“I’m very disappointed because I really want to help the team and wanted to be there for this derby. We need points and we need to win. It’s an important moment, an important game,” he said.
“The day is coming, Sunday is coming, so we will start getting ready for this. I think we are all playing football, to play those kind of games and unfortunately for me I won’t play. That’s destiny. I say destiny because I cannot go back in the past. You have to think about the future,” he said.