Pogba's stock has risen due to his impressive form since moving to Turin from Manchester United in 2012, and Zidane is certain that the 21-year-old has a lot more improving to do in the future.
"What Paul is doing at the age of 21 is huge," the Frenchman told L'Equipe. "Maybe we are talking about Pogba a bit too much, but if he can keep up his current development he can become one of the best players ever.
"For me, he is a combination of Claude Makelele and Patrick Vieira. If I were his coach, I would use him in a slightly more advanced role.
"He has to keep it simple every now and then in order to become more efficient. That way he can develop from a good midfielder into a top player."
Pogba was named on the 23-man shortlist for the Ballon d'Or on Tuesday.