Meet Mathias, Paul’s brother and one of three in the footballing family Pogba

02 May 2015 20:00
Playing football with his twin, Florentin, and younger brother Paul was a key part of childhood for Mathias Pogba and he is determined to match their success but first he faces a crucial relegation match for Crawley Town on Sunday• Paul Pogba to face Real Madrid for Juventus• League one table: the Coventry and Crawley relegation battle• Juventus to sell Paul Pogba if the price is rightIt was back in February when the rumours that had been doing the rounds for months firmed up into something far more concrete. Pogba was, indeed, to sever ties with his Italian club and move to the Red Devils, a recently installed manager pinning his hopes on a player forged by English football during a previous apprenticeship in the north-west. Yet, well before the yellow ticker could whirr into action, the truth was out. For Paul, read Mathias Pogba. For Manchester United, substitute Crawley Town.The striker smiles when the scenario is laid out even if, of the three Pogba brothers, he will be the one taking centre stage for the next few days. While Paul rests a torn hamstring in Turin, his sights set on returning to the Juventus side against Real Madrid for the second leg of the Bianconeri’s first Champions League semi-final in 12 years later this month, and Mathias’s twin brother, Florentin, recovers from a similar injury at St-Etienne, the forward will take to the pitch at the Broadfield stadium on Sunday with League One survival his objective. Crawley know victory over Coventry City will guarantee their place in the third tier for another campaign, possibly at the expense of their visitors. Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian