Teams: Juve, Italy, USMNT
Wow at the intense Pogba love here, there, and everywhere after one good game. Talk about overhyping, but it's typical fan and media behavior. He's technically proficient, can score, has great passing ability, and uses his strength well. He, however, is far from the finished article now as he needs to work on mental aspects of the game: He's far too nonchalant in D and needs to improve his decision-making. The latter isn't surprising since he's just 19.
At this point/age, many have the potential to be the best midfielder in the world; that doesn't really mean anything. Neither does one game. And there haven't even been enough data to make that analysis, let alone come to that conclusion. We've to wait and see more. He didn't perform the same way against Catania.
He isn't good enough to start for United or any other big team. And no, he hasn't been a force defensively. He's very slow in transitions, and against Bologna, he won 9 duels and lost 7. That's hardly being a "force" against a relegation-battling midfield.
He's a good player who's a great potential. But he's far from the perfection he's been labeled as in the last 36 hrs. He's not good enough to start for Juventus unless Vidal or Marchisio suffers a drop in form. We also have Isla getting back in form and shape.
Last edited by mugnedved; November 2nd, 2012 at 07:41.