Allegri doesn’t expect Pogba back ‘until January’


Massimiliano Allegri addressed the situation of Paul Pogba this Monday on the eve of the Champions League match between Juventus and PSG at the Parc des Princes (9 p.m. on RMC Sport). Forced into the operation to treat his right knee, the French midfielder should not play again with his club before 2023, according to his coach. He is very uncertain for the World Cup in Qatar with the Blues.

The supporters of the France team hold their breath. Injured since the start of the season, Paul Pogba suffered a relapse on Monday during training with his club Juventus. If the tricolor midfielder had initially refused to have surgery to keep a chance of playing the 2022 World Cup, he was finally forced to undergo meniscus surgery.

His presence at the Mondial (from November 20 to December 18) seems most uncertain. Within his club, Massimiliano Allegri does not have too many illusions. Whether Pogba is in Qatar or not, he is unlikely to play for the Bianconeri again until January 2023.

Allegri only thinks of Juve and not the Blues

Asked before the first group match of the Champions League against PSG, this Tuesday at the Parc des Princes (9 p.m. on RMC Sport 1), the coach of the Piedmontese team does not believe in a return of the Frenchman before the start of the season. ‘next year.

The technician, however, recalled that he was only focusing on Juventus. Whether the 2018 world champion defends his title or not with the Blues, he will not be available at the club.

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« Paul trained this Monday morning for the second time and then stopped, explained Allegri. It was then decided that he would have surgery. There are still 45 to 50 days before the start of the World Cup, so I I have to calculate that we will get it back in January. »

And the Italian coach clarified: « Whether he plays the World Cup or not, it’s not my problem… ». In the best case (but this is not the trend), Paul Pogba will play the World Cup with the France team and will therefore not be in Italy training Juventus. In the worst case, the 29-year-old midfielder will not be ready in time for the World Cup and will have to spend several months recovering before returning to the field in Serie A or on the European scene with Juve.

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