Previous
Brisbane Roar
Newcastle Jets
9:00 AM UTC
Game Details
Sporting Gijon
Rayo Vallecano
7:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Carpi
AS Roma
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Stade Rennes
Angers
7:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Veracruz
America
1:30 AM UTC Feb 13, 2016
Game Details
Toluca
Atlas
2:30 AM UTC Feb 13, 2016
Game Details
Santos
Monterrey
3:30 AM UTC Feb 13, 2016
Game Details
Next
LazioLazio
Hellas VeronaHellas Verona
5
2
FT
Game Details

Paul Pogba moved to silence critics

Paul Pogba has told French television that he left Manchester United for Juventus in order to prove his critics wrong.

Rzouki: Juve struggle to overcome ten-man Milan

Pogba, 20, stoked controversy when he rejected the opportunity to remain at Le Havre -- where he had come through the youth academy -- to move to Old Trafford in 2009.

However, after becoming frustrated at a lack of first-team opportunities under former manager Sir Alex Ferguson, he opted to switch to Juve on a free transfer when his United contract expired in 2012 – provoking an angry response from Ferguson.

But the move has been a success, with Pogba being central to Juventus retaining the Serie A title last term and establishing himself as a France international, as well as helping his country's Under-20 side to the World Cup last summer.

"Coming to Juventus was a way of shutting up a lot of people who had criticised me, who didn't believe in me, who said that I was never going to play," he told TF1, before stressing he was not getting carried away following his meteoric rise.

"I have to stay humble. I still haven't done anything. There are those who have won the World Cup and remained humble," he added.

"That's what I want to do. Score and pick up wins, that's great. The first year we won the scudetto, the Under-20 World Cup, the Super Cup. Things go quickly, very quickly. But it's not finished. We want more of them."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.