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Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira says it's "an honor" to play alongside Paul Pogba

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Player speaks up about his fellow Juventus star

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Juventus and German midfielder Sami Khedira has spoken about his experience playing in Turin. The 28-year-old joined Juve on a four-year contract from Real Madrid on a free transfer earlier this summer, and was speaking to the press ahead of Juve's Champions League game on Wednesday against Borussia Monchengladbach.

"Paul is a fantastic player, I think anyone would want his abilities.

"He's very young, I would tell him to keep his on his shoulders, to stay as focused as he is and not to create concerns.

"He has great quality and for me it is an honour to play with him."

In addition, Khedira also mentioned the momentum Juve are carrying after two wins out of two so far in the Champions League.

"We'll look to replicate our great Champions League displays. That's what we're aiming for.

"We were organised in our last game [against Inter] and dominated the second half. We can only get better as a side and grow in confidence with every game we play.

"Our players are now all in good shape, we've got many alternatives when it comes to freshening things up. We have plenty of respect for Gladbach, they've got great players and play an excellent brand of football."

Manager Massimiliano Allegri also spoke, especially in regards to Pogba's current struggles.

"It's a moment in which [Pogba] needs to find his form again and do things simply, but he's an important player for Juventus and I expect a lot from him. Pogba has plenty of room for improvement and it's important that he shows this.

"The general condition of the team is good. Tomorrow's game is decisive if we win, but it won't be with any other result. We need to play as if it were a knockout game, knowing we've got all of the game to get the result we need.

"We could move onto nine points and, considering Manchester City play Sevilla, we would gain points over them, but there would still be three games left."