Paul Pogba has expressed the Bianconeri’s satisfaction at replacing the memory of October’s league defeat at the Artemio Franchi with the joy of this evening’s Europa League win over Fiorentina.
Speaking at the end of the gripping encounter in Florence, the Frenchman began by revealing how Antonio Conte had sought to spur the team on to their triumphant success: “The boss told us to play our own game and we did very well in the second half.
“Pirlo’s goal lifted us to victory and we’re happy because it has made up for the defeat we experienced here last time.”
The interview concluded with Pogba being asked whether free-kicks like Andrea Pirlo’s winner will ever become part of the youngster’s repertoire in the future.
“I’ve got a lot more work to do to strike them like that! He’s got the golden touch – I need to train for a good few more years yet to hit those kind of free-kicks.”