Florentin Pogba: "I want to win a league title" with Atlanta United

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New Atlanta United defender Florentin Pogba, preparing for his debut season with the defending MLS champions, wants to contribute to a successful repeat in 2019. 

In an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Doug Roberson published Thursday, Pogba expressed excitement over being part of a championship squad that has undergone significant offseason changes, yet still retains plenty of key members from last season's title winners, including league MVP Josef Martinez.

"I want to take advantage of this opportunity,” Pogba said of the chance to play for the Five Stripes. “I want to be happy on the field, but I want to win a league title. We a have a team capable of doing that. I’m really focused on that.”

In the interview, he revealed that while playing for Turkish club Gençlerbirliği in 2018, an MLS agent contacted him to let him know that two MLS clubs, including Atlanta, were interested in his services. He traveled to Atlanta in September for a week-long trial, and though he reports that went well, the actual call to join the squad came from current head coach Frank de Boer less than two weeks ago. 

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