Paul Pogba, French midfielder has posted a video of himself at the holiest site of Islam in Saudi Arabia. This is as he prepares to join his French squad for the World Cup next month.
“Only the person that comes here can understand the feeling,” the 25-year-old Manchester United star said in an Instagram video from the holy city of Mecca.
“This a beautiful place — beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. And the feeling… I cannot even explain to you.”
The French sports man posted the video of himself standing in front of the Kaaba, a black cube towards which Muslims turn for their five daily prayers.
Pogba, who will be a key member of France’s World Cup team in Moscow, made a similar pilgrimage last year during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
He told the BBC last week that he and his France team-mates must approach the World Cup finals with the right mindset, as that counts more than technical ability.
The French — World Cup winners in 1998 and finalists in 2006 — are in Group C with Denmark, Australia and Peru and kick off their campaign in the Russian city of Kazan against the Australians on June 16.