Paul Pogba feels that Juventus did many things right during their first-leg semi-final defeat to Benfica but knows they must cut out their mistakes if they are to overturn the deficit in Turin in seven days' time.
Interviewed after the final whistle in Lisbon, the Frenchman said: "We have to repeat the performance we turned in here, maintaining a higher level of focus. We let in two goals tonight and there were some errors. We played well but we must do even better in the return leg."
The talented midfielder found himself man-marked for much of the encounter at the Estadio da Luz, although he explained that it meant there was more space for his team-mates. "I had a player stuck on me the whole game and that left Lichtsteiner freer to roam forward. It was something we'd planned."
The 21-year-old then admitted that the Portuguese champions were at their most dangerous on the break, observing: "They got up into our area very quickly." A counter-attacking threat they may pose, yet Benfica only had two shots on Buffon's goal during the entire game.
25.04.2014 09:44 - in: Europa League S