Juventus boss Max Allegri on Paul Pogba: “I can’t say when he’ll be back”

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has stated that he does not know as to when midfielder Paul Pogba could be fit to make his debut for the Bianconeri.

Pogba had picked a knee injury during pre-season and had refused to undergo surgery, opting for conservative therapy. But he later had to undergo surgery and miss the World Cup. He was on the  bench in a recent game against Monza, but he picked up a minor muscle issue and remains out.

Ahead of Juve’s upcoming and important game against Fiorentina, Allegri was asked about the situation of the midfielder and the manager didn’t sound too upbeat about when the player could return and make his Serie A debut.

Allegri stated: “Pogba can’t be called up, he’s in the pits right now. He’s not there, I’m sorry to say it but it’s the reality. He’s working to get back available, right now I can’t say when he’ll be back. Maybe in 20 days, I won’t know.”

Reports have stated that Juve are frustrated with the fact that Pogba had refused surgery after his initial injury even though the club had recommended surgery, when the player opted for therapy. He had featured in a pre-season friendly in the United States but hasn’t been fit since then.



Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN


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