Paul Pogba was born and grew up in the outskirts of Paris, so while he followed Marseille when he was younger, he is excited about playing against his hometown club and his countrymen who he won the World Cup with in the summer.
I’m super excited, obviously!. It’s a top game, we’re playing against a top team and we want to go as far as we can in the Champions League. We play to play for those big cups, big tournaments and against big teams. Obviously it’s not going to be easy, but it is why we play.
When I was younger I was more Marseille, because of my dad. But coming from Paris, and playing against your ‘home’ or your first town, it’s my first time, so it’s going to be beautiful! I’m going to have my family around, all my friends. But I hope we win.
There are a lot of French players, and they have top players who have been winning the league for I don’t know how many years. They’re looking to win the Champions League – that’s their goal. The goalkeepers, Alphonse Areola, Gigi [Buffon] – I played with both of them, and Kylian [Mbappe] and [Presnel] Kimpembe. So I’m looking forward to playing against them, but the first thing is to win against them! That’s what I want.