Pogba has come under increased scrutiny since joining Manchester United in an £89million move from Juventus in 2016, with many criticising him for not living up to his perceived potential while others have knocked his off-the-field antics.
He was jeered by a section of the home supporters after a misplaced pass, and again when he was replaced by Steven N'Zonzi with five minutes remaining.
"If he scores three goals are you going to say: 'Ah but he's walking on the pitch?' No".
'We're France, we are all France players, we're all fighting for our country and for the fans there and we produced a very good performance.
Pogba had been dropped by Deschamps for the friendly defeat by Colombia in March, while Jose Mourinho left the midfielder out of several key Manchester United fixtures in the spring. We're all on the same boat, and we have to all stick together'.
France earned a penalty for a Rolando Mandragora foul on Lucas Hernandez, which Griezmann coolly converted in the 29th.
And after a lightning quick counter-attack, Dembele hit the bar with a fine shot. It's not just for him, at one point we kept the ball and they whistled too", France manager Deschamps told TF1, as reported by Sky Sports "It had already happened.
Roberto Mancini's second game in charge of Italy, who did not qualify for the World Cup, provided a decent challenge with Mario Balotelli looking unsafe on his club turf at Nice. But we will not get over-excited.
"We must keep what this group has in terms of ambition and enthusiasm".
Pogba, who is no longer assured of his spot in France's starting XI at the World Cup, will be eager to get off to a fast start in Russian Federation.