Pogba wants Pirlo's position

August 3, 2013
Pogba wants Pirlo's position

Paul Pogba has his eyes on Andrea Pirlo's position in the Juventus team ahead of the new Serie A season.

The former Manchester United midfielder, 20, has just begun preseason training after his international exploits with France, winning the Under-20 World Cup.

Pogba started 18 league games for Juve last season, scoring five times, but is hoping for a bigger role as the Italian champions look to retain their title in 2013-14.

"Yes I am returning to Juve as a World Cup winner, but I also know I have to continue working and growing at Juventus," he told Tuttosport.

"Obviously I hope to play and be first choice, but again I can only achieve that by improving. If I am to play in Andrea Pirlo’s position, which I have done a few times, then I certainly wouldn’t be upset.

"We are stronger than last year, both in Serie A and Europe. The first objective we want to achieve is a third consecutive Scudetto. Then for the Champions League, we’ll see."