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24 Feb 2013

Pogba looks ahead to Napoli

The French midfielder focuses on Friday's crunch encounter: “We need to play with ruthlessness and concentration at the San Paolo, just as we did today”

In the aftermath of this afternoon’s 3-0 home victory over Siena, Paul Pogba spoke to the media and impressed with a high level of Italian after such a short space of time in the country.

The 19-year-old began: “I have a great will to learn and I like listening to others. That’s how I’m learning the language, also thanks to my team-mates, especially Pepe, who is always talking.”

Turning his focus towards today’s game, the Frenchman expressed his enjoyment at taking on long range shots and spoke of his desire to remain at Juventus for an extended period of time.

“The manager and my team-mates always tell me to have a go and sometimes I feel that the stadium is encouraging me to shoot as well. I had the chance to today and it came off, even though the most important thing is that the team won.

“I dedicate this goal to my agent’s niece, who is ill at the moment. My celebration? It was a dance my friends and I have worked on. We dance like this to Buba, a French rapper.

“Personally, I’m happy because in my first year at Juventus, I’ve already scored five goals. Attention from other clubs? It doesn’t interest me. I really like it here and I want to play in this shirt for a long time.”

Today’s victory over Siena allows the Bianconeri to proceed to Friday’s encounter against Napoli with a healthy advantage at the top of the Serie A tree.

“It’s a contest we have to go into looking to win. We need to play with ruthlessness and concentration, as we did today against Siena. It wasn’t easy because they had played and beaten big teams like Lazio and Inter, but we went onto the pitch with the right mentality.”