Pogba eyeing World Cup glory with France

The Juventus midfielder believes he has made great strides as a player this season and wants to prove that on the biggest stage of all next month
Paul Pogba says he is targeting winning the World Cup with France this summer and cannot wait for the competition to get started.

The 21-year-old Juventus midfielder tasted victory with Les Bleus at the Under-20 World Cup in 2013 and was named as Player of the Tournament in Turkey.

Pogba is now eager to replicate that experience with the senior side in Brazil and is enthusiastic at the prospect of testing himself against the world's best players.

"For me it is a dream to play the World Cup," he told Telefoot.

"Hopefully we will go all the way and win the competition.  I played in a World Cup last summer so I'm a little used to what it is like.

"It is a long time away so I am going to have to do little tricks off the pitch to keep up morale, playing things like Playstation and table football.

"Ever since I was a kid I have been thinking of playing at the World Cup – I am super excited."

The former Manchester United midfielder has been linked with a big-money move away from the Serie A champions this summer, but believes his experiences with Juve in 2013-14 have improved him as a player.

Pogba continued: "I have made great progress this year. I played in a lot of games, which is something that I was not used to.

"I have gained a lot of experience and I am happy with myself."

France, who last won the World Cup in 1998, are up against Switzerland, Ecuador and Honduras in Group E next month.