Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has hailed the faith shown in him by the club after setting up Carlos Tevez’s winning goal on Saturday.
The 20-year-old – who joined from Manchester United at the start of last season – started the new campaign strongly at the weekend, slotting across for Tevez to score the only goal of the game as Juve opened their Serie A title defence against Sampdoria with a victory.
Pogba has been branded by manager Antonio Conte as an all-round player who has developed since moving to Italy, with the young Frenchman keen to repay the Turin club for the belief shown in him.
“I feel that everyone here has faith in me and that makes me feel very proud. We’ve made a good start by winning a difficult game with an excellent performance,” he told the club’s official website.
“AC Milan lost? That doesn’t affect us. We just have to focus on ourselves and our own games.”
Juve face Lazio on Saturday in Serie A in a rematch of the Supercoppa Italiana, which took place earlier this month.
Conte’s men ran out 4-0 victors at the Stadio Olimpico, with Pogba and Tevez among the scorers.