SHOWS: SINGAPORE (JULY 20, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) JUVENTUS MANAGER MAURIZIO SARRI, ASKED ABOUT POGBA ON THE TEAM, SAYING: "I am not a technical director, I don't know, you have to ask to the director." JOURNALIST ASKING: "Would you like Paul Pogba to be playing for Juventus?" SARRI REPLYING: "I like the player very much but I don't know the situation, so I don't want to speak about a player of Manchester United of course." 2.
WHITE FLASH 3.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) JUVENTUS MANAGER MAURIZIO SARRI SAYING: "The most important thing from my team tomorrow is the mentality I think.
In this moment for us, it's impossible to play our football physically, tactically, so first of all, I want to see the right mentality." STORY: New Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri said on Saturday (July 20) he was a fan of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba but he did not know if the Frenchman would be leaving England to join the Serie A champions.
Pogba's agent recently told The Times that the 26-year-old intends to leave the Premier League club, while the player said in Tokyo last month he could seek a new challenge elsewhere amid reports linking him to Juventus and Real Madrid.
"I like very much the player but I don't know the situation.
I am not the technical director," Sarri told reporters in Singapore ahead of Juventus' International Champions Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday (July 21).
Pogba, who joined United from Juventus in 2016 for a then-world record fee of 89.3 million pounds ($110.83 million), has blown hot and cold in his second stint at the club despite scoring 31 goals in 142 appearances.
(Production: Yiming Woo)