Michel Platini says Juventus star Paul Pogba won’t achieve as much as FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi or Real Madrid’s talisman Cristiano Ronaldo.
The former France international feels that the 22-year-old Pogba isn’t a star player, saying that the midfielder is unlikely to ever score as many goals as Messi and Ronaldo – adding that he often loses possession and gets moaned at.
“Pogba a superstar? No, a superstar in football is someone who scores a lot of goals,” Platini told RTL.
“I don't know whether Pogba is a player who can achieve the same things as Messi and Ronaldo. They score 50 goals a season.
“It is interesting to note that whenever he loses possession and the team gets into trouble, they all have a go at him.”
Pogba is currently one of Europe’s most sought after players, with Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona in the hunt for his signature.
The former Manchester United player has been a revelation at Juventus since his arrival in 2012, scoring 24 goals in 126 appearances since then, as well as providing 26 assists.
This season, Pogba has found the net 10 times in all competitions, while he’s assisted a further 10 from 38 games.
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