Friday July 4 2014
Pogba: Pirlo and Scholes idols

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba classes Andrea Pirlo and Paul Scholes as the two main idols of his career so far.

In an interview with French outlet L’Equipe, the 21-year-old also revealed that he enjoys watching videos of past and present great players in order to improve his game.

“At the start I was a forward, then a number 10. I liked the trequartista role, I felt at home there,” Pogba said when asked about the course his career has taken.

“Then I moved back and it started to be more aggressive technically. That way I had the chance to complete my game. In Italy I have grown further from a tactical point of view.

“I love to watch the videos [of the matches] and correct my errors on the pitch. I often watch Andrea Pirlo, Yaya Toure but also Gerrard and Lampard.

“I also like watching videos of the great former players like Zidane and Ronaldo. I look to take the best aspects of their games and mix them up.

“My role models? Pirlo at Juve and Scholes at Manchester United.”

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