WE DON'T MISS VIDAL & TEVEZ - POGBABy quadrihatic 08:33 Sun, 20 Sep 2015 Comments
The midfielder feels the Serie A champions do
not rely on individual skill as much as they did
last season and is happy the club have put a lot
of faith in him.
Paul Pogba feels Juventus are not missing
summer departures Arturo Vidal, Carlos Tevez
and Andrea Pirlo this season because they play
more as a team without them.
The trio departed in the transfer window as the
Serie A champions underwent many changes
ahead of the current campaign.
Pogba struggled to find his best form in the
opening weeks of the season, but had a hand in
both of his side's goals as they beat Genoa 2-0
on Sunday and he feels the team work has
increased this term.
"With Carlos, Arturo and Andrea we could rely
on individual moments of brilliance. Now we
play more as a team," Pogba told the club's
The 22-year-old took over the number 10
shirt from Tevez following the latter's return to
Boca Juniors, thus following in the footsteps of
compatriot Michel Platini, and he is determined
to honour the jersey.
"Taking on the number 10 is to follow in the
footsteps of Michel Platini and several other
Juventus greats. It's very important that I
honour the shirt on the pitch, the club has
shown a lot of faith in me," he added.
"I need to keep working on my game, both in
terms of build-up play and my runs off the ball. I
need to put in strong performances both for the
benefit of myself and that of the side."
Juve's win over Genoa was their first in Serie A
this campaign and the France international has
urged his team-mates to keep it up in the
weeks to come.
"We haven't achieved anything yet. Until today
we had just one point in the table, now we've
four. We're happy with the win, but we need to
keep picking up results.
"We're just concentrating on ourselves right
now. There's a long way to go between now and
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