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Pogba: I dreamt of playing for Barca or Arsenal

by Tom Conn | Posted on Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Juventus defensive midfielder, Paul Pogba recently revealed that as a child, he wanted to play for either Barcelona or Arsenal but has found contentment with the reigning Serie A champions.

Paul Pogba

In an interview with La Repubblica, Pogba admitted that as a child he dreamt of playing for Barcelona or Arsenal, but he has learned to appreciate the history of Juventus and has no desire to leave this January, not even on a rumoured six-month loan spell to Paris Saint Germain.

“I am feeling very well at Juventus, although I cannot deny that I used to dream about playing for Arsenal or Barcelona when I was a child.

“For me, Juventus were all about Zinedine Zidane, David Trezeguet and Pavel Nedved. They had talent, class, discipline and were united as a team.”

Pogba went on to praise former Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson and while he decided to leave the club to pursue first team football, despite Ferguson warning him not to go to Italy because of the racism.

“I am very grateful to Ferguson. He believed in me, even though I did not play a lot. He told me not to go to Italy. He warned me against racism and thought I wouldn’t feel right here.

“As for racism, no country is immune against it. There’s racism in England as well. Just look at what happened with John Terry and Luis Suarez.”

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