Pogba won the Golden Boy this week.
"For Paul, I am very happy that he has received this award," said Conte.
"But I am even more please that he has expressed himself in that way, saying that he will not settle for that award and that he wants to aim for a much more prestigious award.
"This must not been seen as an act of cheek on the part of the guy, but as an act of awareness for what he has. Then from there, to continue to improve, to become one of the best players in the world, that is a nice way to go. In this sense there is a lot of work, but there are many lessons for him.
"And above all, for his part, there must be the right mentality, the head that is there now, because he does not forget that he came from Manchester where he played in the youth team and in the first team when we saw him through binoculars.
"Today, in the space of a year-and-a-half, he has grown in exciting ways, so impressively, and so much of the credit goes to him for making himself available.
"I also think that we deserve some of the credit, and when I talk about 'I', I speak of the technical staff, the club who believed in him, that have had the opportunity to work to try to improve this guy.
"But as I have said before, he is always wanting to continue to grow. He has the potential to do so. The important thing is that, as I always say, his head is down and he pedals.
"By the time you are halfway through looking around, perhaps there is someone who overtakes you."
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