Pogba rested, not punished, says Deschamps
The Juventus midfielder's FIFA World Cup began in controversial fashion as he became involved in a spat with Honduran counterpart Wilson Palacios during the first half of France's opening 3-0 Group E encounter.
Palacios appeared to trample over Pogba, which led to the Frenchman kicking out in frustration - with both players subsequently booked, and Palacios later dismissed after a second foul on Pogba led to a penalty.
Pogba was subsequently left on the bench for the start of France's 5-2 win over Switzerland on Friday, coming on for Olivier Giroud midway through the second half, but Deschamps said the decision was not designed to punish the 21-year-old.
"That was not a sanction against the fact that he could have received a red card in the first game," the France coach said.
"It was a choice with respect to Moussa Sissoko.
"Paul has huge potential, I trust him, and he knows that.
"He is capable of doing very good things. But I cannot play all players."