Wednesday December 4 2013
Pogba: 2013 was a golden year!

Paul Pogba has been awarded the Golden Boy award for the best under-21 footballer in Europe.

The Juventus midfielder joins the likes of Isco, Mario Gotze and Mario Balotelli, and the France international has admitted that he is ‘flattered’ to have been given the honour.

“I’m flattered and proud to receive this prestigious trophy,” he told Tuttosport.

“Having won the League for the first time, got as far as the quarter-finals in the Champions League, won the Under-20 World Cup with France and been promoted to the first team by Coach Deschamps, 2013 really was a golden year for me.

“I just hope that 2014 is the same!

“One day I would like to win everything there is to win. Dreaming is not illegal. However, I’m a down-to-earth guy, and right now I want to win a third title in a row for Juventus.

“The Champions League? We want to progress [to the knockout stages and do better]. But we will try with all our might to win it.

“I have no news about [a contract extension]. I signed with Juve until 2015. I am focused on playing well now, I don’t worry about tomorrow.

“You’ll have to ask the President, the Coach and my agent about that.”