Footballers across Europe may be dreading pre-season but for Paul Pogba and Patrice Evra, reaching the Euro 2016 final has been a godsend in more ways than one.
The Juventus duo will have been granted an extended holiday following their exploits in France, but seeing off Germany in Thursday’s semi-final now has now added a few more days on to their return date.
And in their post-match interview, Pogba and Evra couldn’t hide their delight at delaying their return to Juventus.
"We have the pressure to return soon to Vinovo to run [in pre-season],” said Evra.
“It was important to win today to have another week. This is a little message to Mr. Allegri and our coaches. Another week. We played with this motivation!”