Indian Super League (ISL) side, ATK Mohun Bagan’s head coach, Juan Ferrando has opened up on the club’s signing of footballing superstar, Paul Pogba’s brother, Florentin Pogba – claiming that the defender was impressed by the club’s vision, philosophy and mentality.
Pogba’s signing is a big coup for ATK Mohun Bagan considering that he has a wealth of experience of playing elite-level football in Europe having made over 140 appearances in Ligue 2, the second-tier of French football while also featuring in Ligue 1 on 66 occasions in his career.
“After the AFC Cup matches, we started looking for a left-footed centre-back. Florentin’s attributes were ideal for our style of football. We have been following him, watching his games for his former team and inquired about him in recent months,” Ferrando said on Pogba’s signing in an interview.
“He is an aggressive defender who can dominate on the pitch. On top of that, he has the ability to help us build up from the back and also take up attacking positions when required. Definitely, it wasn’t easy to get a player like him, who was actively playing and playing well in the French 2nd division. But once we told him about our club’s vision, philosophy and mentality, and discussed our future goals, Florentin was more than convinced,” he added.
The 31-year-old will not just provide experience in the ATK’s defence, but also provide leadership that will be needed for the Mariners to challenge on all fronts next season.