Monday April 28 2014
Marotta on Garcia and Pogba

Juventus director Beppe Marotta denied Real Madrid interest in Paul Pogba and slammed Roma Coach Rudi Garcia.

The general manager spoke to Sky Sport Italia ahead of tonight’s Serie A match with Sassuolo.

He was naturally asked about Garcia’s comments suggesting smaller clubs did not give their all against Juve this season.

“Garcia was inopportune. He shouldn’t try to discredit our League and the efforts all the other teams.

“Tonight’s game is full of hidden dangers and we will face it with the utmost concentration. These are sides that on paper might seem simple, but can never be underestimated.

“We are close to the finish line, but need that final push.”

If the Bianconeri win tonight at Sassuolo, then they can mathematically secure the Scudetto next week against Atalanta.

Marotta was also asked about reports in France Football that Real Madrid assistant manager Zinedine Zidane personally called Pogba to pitch the idea of joining him in Spain.

“We don’t believe there was any such call with Zidane, nor any interest from Real Madrid. Would I exchange Pogba with Gareth Bale? They are two excellent players, but completely different.

“We are fortunate to have Pogba, who is young and growing consistently, so we are happy to have him.”

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