Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba is confident that his side will progress into the knockout stages of this year’s Champions League, after a 2-2 home draw against Real Madrid left the Italian club bottom of Group B without a win.

The former Manchester United player won his side a first half penalty, which Artuto Vidal converted, before Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale swung the tie in Madrid’s favour, only for Fernando Llorente to level the game soon after and earn his team a point.

However, with the Italian giants sitting only one point adrift of second spot, the France international was pleased with his side’s performance and had no worries about qualifying from the group.

He told FourFourTwo: “We put in a good performance, especially in the first half, and we did want to start strong.

"We were facing a great team and saw that the moment we make one mistake, they hit us with pace.

"We have to think about ourselves, focus on winning and only afterwards see what the other teams have done,” he added.

Despite Juventus’ last European Cup success coming back in 1996, Pogba believes the Serie A champions are still a force to be reckoned with in Europe, but it’s up to the club’s current squad to show that.

He said: “Juve are Juve, so as a great team, everyone should be afraid of facing us. We have to prove that we're strong and that we can win."

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