Juventus’ Max Allegri on Paul Pogba: “You have to be patient”

Juventus manager Max Allegri has spoken about Paul Pogba’s increasing fitness worries, stating that there needs to be more patience about his potential return to action.

Pogba is yet to feature in a single competitive game for the Bianconeri since joining on a free transfer in the summer. He had refused the surgery process that Juve doctors had suggested when he had initially picked up the injury, leaving him to delay his procedure and then opt for a conservative therapy that didn’t work out. 

Pogba picked up another injury and this led to him missing the FIFA World Cup. While he was expected to return to action soon, the Frenchman was on the bench in the Old Lady’s loss to Monza but Allegri had confirmed that he wasn’t fully fit yet.

After the club’s 1-0 win over Lazio in the Coppa Italia quarter-final, Allegri was asked about the midfielder again. He stated that Pogba is likely to be unavailable for the game against Salernitana and patience is needed regarding his situation.

“Pogba is unlikely to be available for Salerno, also because he’s been doing little or nothing for a week. We hope to have him back as soon as possible because in any case he’s a player we count on. I’ve been in world football for 50 years and when things don’t go your way, you have to be patient to get out of it”.

While reports have claimed across the English media that Juve are considering ‘terminating’ Pogba’s contract, those reports are either mistranslated or sensationalised. While La Gazzetta dello Sport did report about Juve being frustrated with the player’s situation, the report did not have any informattion about them contemplating a termination.



Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN 

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