Juventus midfielder aims to break more records
Friday May 13 2016
France has some hugely respected names at the top of its most capped list, and Pogba is determined to join them and bring more success to his nation.
Lilian Thuram’s record of 142 caps for France is firmly in the sights of Juventus star Paul Pogba, who ahead of Euro 2016 wants to win it all with Les Bleus.
A 14-year career with his national side brought the retired defender both a World Cup and European Championship medal, and as this year’s edition of the latter gets closer, Pogba is drooling in anticipation for the future.
“I want to break Thuram’s record [of 142 caps],” the Bianconeri star declared to RMC Sport.
Pogba has some way to go to replicate Thuram’s longevity, as he’s currently in 95th place on the all-time list with 29 caps.
However, at 23, the Bianconeri No.10 has time on his side, and he’s already enjoying a great time with the national team that threatens to blossom into something great.
“I dream of having a great career and feature regularly,” he continued. “I want to be a great player in the French squad and win everything.”
Despite his lofty ambitions though, the former Manchester United player doesn’t harbour dreams of one day wearing the armband for Les Bleus.
“I do not dream of one day being captain of France,” he said. “My goal today is to win the Euros. I want to lift every trophy [available to me] this season.”
Seven different players have served as captain of the European giants since 2010, with the current leader being Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.