Paul Pogba has lifted the lid on his return to Juventus, with the former Manchester United man saying the decision was made with his heart.
The French midfielder has returned to the Italian giants six years after completing a record £86million move to Man United, where he started his career.
His second stint at Old Trafford did not go to plan for the World Cup winner, with the Europa League and League Cup being the only pieces of silverware he won there.
But now he’s back in Turin hoping to restore glory to a Juventus side that have lost their stranglehold on Serie A over the past two seasons.
Pogba also opened up about his relationship with Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri and how he felt more support from Old Lady loyalists than Man United fans.
“I like to think and say that my heart made the choice. Maybe it was also a good time to come back here,” Pogba told GQ, as quoted by Gazzetta.Italia.
“The last three years in Manchester, also affected by injuries, they have not gone as I wanted, it is not a mystery.
“I thought if we added to that the fact that Juve also came in for two years in which they didn’t win the Scudetto, it was a big challenge for both of us.
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“Maybe it was the right time to get together and try to take back the place that belongs to me and to Juve. And above all to win again.
On his relationship with Allegri, Pogba said: “I always had a very strong relationship with the coach. Handsome, honest.
“He knows me and always pushed me when we were here together. Even when I was in Manchester, we kept in touch and talked a lot.
On his connection with the fans, Pogba said: “When I left they were very grateful for the years together.
“I was young and they really always pushed me at the stadium, they were always behind me, I always felt the love from those supporters, that’s the truth.
“I’ve never heard one so good, not even in Manchester.”
The 29-year-old also suggested that from a footballing point of view, Serie A is more difficult than the Premier League.
“For me the Italian league has always been one of the most difficult, playing football here has never been easy,” said Pogba.
“Winning in Italy is always a crippling challenge, it’s for everyone, and it’s even more so for Juve from whom we always expect the best.
“In the Premier League at the moment there is unprecedented economic potential, I think that is the real difference. But if I have to stick to football, the Italian has always been for me one of the best in the world, and the rest in spite of everything.”
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