Paul Pogba has called on Juve to put in a repeat of the focused, composed performance that lifted them to a 1-0 win over Fiorentina this afternoon when they line up against the Viola once again in four days’ time.
The Europa League last 16 first leg will be the occasion on Thursday at Juventus Stadium, and the Frenchman wants to see the Bianconeri in similarly imperious form.
Speaking to the media after Daniele Orsato blew his final whistle, the 20-year-old began: “Today was a very important game for us in terms of the Scudetto race. We need to keep playing like we did today - compact and ruthless. That's how you have to perform when you cross the white line.”
The interview then turned to Andrea Agnelli’s praise for the young midfielder during his trip to speak at UNESCO’s Paris headquarters earlier in the week, and Pogba concluded by expressing his gratitude for the club president’s kind words.
“I’m happy because, as you can see, the president is right behind us, and that’s always nice to know.”