Tuesday January 12 2016
Pogba: ‘Happy at Juventus’

Paul Pogba declares “I”m at Juventus and I’m happy” but would like to play with Lionel Messi.

The midfielder was named in the FIFPro World XI at last night’s Ballon d’Or ceremony, and spoke to L’Equipe about his future.

“It’s an honour to be compared to such big stars,” Pogba acknowledged.

“I’m at Juventus, and I’m happy. The biggest goal is to win the Ballon d’Or one day, and being in the XI is an honour for me.

“I’ll work to at least be among the three finalists for the Ballon d’Or, but there are many great players ahead of me and I’m a midfielder, not a striker…”

“Neymar? He’s a great striker, a great player. He had a great year. I was watching these guys [Neymar, Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo] on TV, I played as them on the Playstation, now I’m alongside them.

“My goal is not just to be next to them, it’s to play on the same level or exceed them, that’s the goal.”

Despite affirming his happiness in Turin, the French international admitted he’d like to play alongside Barcelona star Messi.

“He’s a fantastic player, and as with all great players, I’d like to play with him.”

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