Serie A: Paul Pogba aims to create Juventus legacy after goalscoring heroics
Paul Pogba wants to become a Juventus legend to compare to Michel Platini and Zinedine Zidane.
By Simone Bargellini
Last Updated: 01/11/12 12:36pm
The young midfielder on Wednesday night scored a 92nd-minute goal to give the defending Serie A champions a 2-1 win over Bologna and keep them at the top of the table.
And Pogba, who in the summer controversially left Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United to move to Italy, hopes his heroics are just the start of a Juventus legacy which emulates Platini and Zidane.
"I am not surprised but happy and proud," he told Sky Sport Italia. "I have come here to play.
"Michel Platini and Zinedine Zidane are Juventus' history and I want to be the future of the club.
"I grew up in Manchester and I thank Ferguson but we did not reach an agreement to extend my contract.
"Juventus were the only team who really wanted me. AC Milan and Inter Milan wanted me, too. But I like Juventus and I came here to win."
However, Juventus assistant manager Angelo Alessio has warned Pogba he has a lot to learn if he wants to be a success in Turin.
He told Gazzetta.it after the win over Bologna: "Pogba was fantastic and played a great game but I have one criticism - he has to stay focused."