France coach Didier Deschamps is pleased with the progress of Paul Pogba at Juventus.

The former Manchester United midfielder is winning great praise for his performances this season.

"Calm is needed surrounding Pogba," Deschamps told the Gazzetta dello Sport.

"He's young, he certainly has quality and he has really interesting potential," he said of Juve's 19-year-old.

"I'm following him, but he has to play more games. And it is obvious that the competition for places in Turin is tough.

"I still haven't spoken with Juventus boss Antonio Conte, but playing 25 games for Juve counts for more than 40 with a smaller club.

"Pogba, though, represents the future of France as Raphael Varane does at Real Madrid."