Prandelli: Pogba the best midfielder in the world

The France international is just 21 but the Azzurri coach says that the Juventus ace is without equal because of his versatility, and exceptional physical and technical attributes
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has described Paul Pogba as the best midfielder in the world.

The Juventus ace is just 21 years of age but has already established himself as one of the top players in Serie A, playing a key role in the Bianconeri's last two title triumphs and in the process catching the eye of Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.

In his role as Azzurri coach, Prandelli has had the fortune to watch Pogba in action on a regular basis and he says the France international is currently peerless.

"Pogba is the best midfielder in the world," the 56-year-old told L'Equipe. "He can play in several roles. He has exceptional physical and technical capabilities.

"He knows when to arrive in the area and how to cause the opposition trouble. Moreover, he has a very strong character."

Prandelli is currently preparing Italy for this summer's World Cup, at which Pogba is expected to star with Les Bleus.