Monday October 22 2012
Pogba agent – why the surprise?

The agent of Paul Pogba says he’s not surprised by his client’s encouraging start to life in Serie A with Juventus.

Pogba won some rave reviews over the weekend after he came on during the game against Napoli to score a spectacular second in the 2-0 win.

“Did I celebrate his goal? No,” Raiola told the Gazzetta dello Sport. “I’m actually surprised by the general surprise…

“Paul has some great ability and he just needs to play games in order to gain experience.

“Juventus believed in him and they are giving him the right conditions that he needs. But let’s not get over-excited with the compliments because he still has a long way to go.”

The Frenchman, just 19, has scored one goal in four Serie A appearances since his summer transfer from Manchester United.

“Italian football needs to have more courage in focusing on youngsters,” Raiola added. “It needs to be a strategic decision.”