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Euro2016: France boss Deschamps considering replacing Pogba, Griezmann with Coman, Martial

Didier Deschamps could make a pair of significant changes to his France side for Wednesday night's clash with Albania.

According to L'Equipe, Deschamps is contemplating resting midfielder Paul Pogba and forward Antoine Griezmann for the clash with the Group A outsiders in Marseille.

Bayern Munich youngster Kingsley Coman and Manchester United attacker Anthony Martial are being tipped to replace the star duo if Deschamps decides to risk omitting them for the second Euro2016 fixture.

Pogba performed admirably in the opener against Romania but was substituted in the 77th minute for Martial while Griezmann was also hooked, replaced by Coman on 66 minutes.

Regarding Juventus ace Pogba, Deschamps said: "Paul can do better obviously but I'm not disappointed in his performance. I don't want to be too hard on him.

"The media are expecting too much from him.

"He has outstanding technical abilities but he's also a player who does a lot of hard work, who wants to do well, maybe too well."

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