The Bianconeri midfielder has listed his senior teammate as a personal figure of reference and expressed his confidence of progressing in the Champions League.
After putting in another composed performance in place of the veteran Italian during the Bianconeri's 2-1 victory against Pescara on Saturday, the 20-year-old stepped out to praise the legend's glittering career.
"I enjoyed it [being deployed in Pirlo's customary playmaker role]. He’s a fantastic player," Pogba told reporters after the match. "I’ve admired him ever since I was a kid and I still watch him closely when he plays. I would like to have a similar career to his."
Owing to the suspension of Arturo Vidal, the stage is set for the newly-capped France international to shine against Bayern Munich in the return leg of the Champions League quarterfinals next Wednesday and Pogba is confident that his club can overturn the first-leg deficit.
"We need to think positive. We’ll be ready for Wednesday’s clash with Bayern and definitely believe we can pull off the comeback," he concluded.