Paul Pogba says the Bianconeri will be aiming to put the disappointment of missing out on Champions League Group D’s top spot behind them by continuing their climb up the Serie A table when Fiorentina come to town on Sunday evening.
A run of six successive victories in all competitions was brought to a halt last night in Seville, where Fernando Llorente’s header, combined with Manchester City’s triumph over Gladbach in England, saw the Citizens leapfrog Juventus to win the group.
But instead of dwelling on what might have been, Pogba says he and his team-mates will focus their attentions exclusively on Sunday’s visit of Fiorentina and put all European thoughts on the backburner until Monday’s last 16 draw.
Speaking to Sky Sport Italia in Vinovo, he said: “Our aim in the Champions League was to get through to the knockout stages. We could have done so as group winners but weren’t able to. Now we’ll await the draw. We’re Juventus and always want to win, regardless of who we’re up against.
“Now we’ll focus on the game against Fiorentina. They’re playing very well this year and beating them would be a very important result for us. We’ll just keep taking one game at a time though, we still haven’t achieved anything.
“We didn’t begin the season well but we’re making up ground. Do I think we can win the Scudetto? Of course I do. There’s a French expression that says ‘musicians are only paid at the end of the dance’, so we’ll wait until the end of the season and see where we end up.”