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I feel sad for Paul Pogba: Juventus manager Allegri

Ashmit SinhaAshmit Sinha

September 15 2023
Massimiliano Allegri Paul Pogba

Massimiliano Allegri restrained his comments as he mentioned ‘Investigations are on’

France and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba’s further career is under serious doubt of heading towards a premature end as a surprise doping test in August after a win over Udinese revealed elevated levels of testosterone.

He has been provisionally suspended by the Italian FA as further investigations into the matter continue.

If the accusations against Paul Pogba stand, he will be facing a ban which could go up to four years, which at 30 years old, could be the last nail in the coffin of his career.

Paul Pogba’s second stint at Juventus has gone exactly the opposite of expectations. A string of injuries and extended periods of injuries and loss of form have led to him losing out on playtime. He has not started in any games for Juventus up until now.

“Sorry about Pogba, but I have nothing to say. There is a process going on right now and there are people working on it, so we can only wait. It’s hard to say if his absence changes anything in my tactics. For now, he has been punished and therefore we have to wait for the end of the process. 

Only after the final decision will I be able to say what will change. At the moment we only know that he will not be available against Lazio and most likely against Sassuolo. When he arrived at the team, Pogba was (almost – b.r.) 30 years old. He got injured and things didn’t go well. 

However, Paul Pogba showed his full commitment. As I’ve said before, he’s a different player than the others, with all due respect to them.”

Said Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri when he was asked about Pogba’s situation.

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