Pogba has been regarded as one of the world's best players for a number of seasons, but the Manchester United midfielder has not always produced his best form since moving to Old Trafford in 2016.
However, skipper Lloris has called on the 52-cap star to rise to the challenge of acting as one of the national team's role models both on and off the pitch.
The 31-year-old told reporters: "Paul is no longer a young player. He has collected experience with his club and with the national team.
"He has a lot of talent and that label has stuck with him since the beginning. He has had a very good season, although people still debate it. As a football player and as a football fan, I think he had a very good season.
"He has this desire to shine with the French national team. Will he be the 'boss'? That's a strong word but a 'leader' is what is expected of him on and off the field."
France will face Australia, Peru and Denmark in the group stages of the tournament.