Saturday August 3 2013
Pogba: 'I must grow at Juve'

Paul Pogba is not letting his Under-20 World Cup title go to his head. “I know I have to continue working and growing at Juventus.”

The midfielder won the trophy with France this summer and has just begun pre-season training.

“We are stronger than last year, both in Serie A and Europe,” he told Tuttosport. “The first objective we want to achieve is a third consecutive Scudetto. Then for the Champions League, we’ll see.

“As for myself, yes I am returning to Juve as a World Cup winner, but I also know I have to continue working and growing at Juventus.

“Obviously I hope to play and be first choice, but again I can only achieve that by improving. If I am to play in Andrea Pirlo’s position, which I have done a few times, then I certainly wouldn’t be upset.”

He only arrived a year ago from Manchester United as a free agent, but has already won over the fans and Coach Antonio Conte.

“My future? I don’t know anything about that. I am a Juve player and I’m happy, so I am focused only on playing for Juve.”

A meeting is expected in September to discuss a contract renewal.