Turin: Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba says he wants to become a football legend like Pele or Diego Maradona.
The French international has gained recognition since coming to Italian club Juventus from England’s Manchester United in 2012.
He has also garnered interest from top European clubs like Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich for his role in Juventus’ fifth consecutive Serie A triumph this season.
“I want to become a legend, like Pele or Maradona,” Pogba was quoted as saying by goal.com on Friday.
“Or more than them. I’m not trying to say that I’m the strongest, only that I want to be.”
The 23-year-old also said he hates to lose and that he is working to be the best ever.
“I have a problem: I hate to lose. And I like to be different, I want to do what nobody else has done. I work hard because I aim to become perfect and because it makes me happy when I win,” he said.
“I may not be among the most beloved players, but that’s not my target. I’m working to be the best.”