- Oct 4, 2023
- Nov 18, 2022
The FIFA World Cup will begin soon and the man in charge for Juventus, Massimiliano Allegri has given an update on the injury status of star midfielder and 2018 World Cup winner from France, Paul Pogba. Allegri has claimed that after sustaining an injury in the training it was decided that Pogba will undergo surgery.
Paul Pogba travelled back to Juventus this summer from Manchester United and sustained an injury in the right knee in July before damaging his meniscus in training on Tuesday morning. According to reports, it will take 40-60 days to completely recover after his knee surgery. Paul Pogba played a big role in France’s FIFA World Cup 2018 final 4-2 victory against Croatia as he scored a goal in the 59th minute.
“This morning he trained for the second time but then stopped and it was then decided that he undergo surgery. We will realistically get him back in January. The World Cup is not my problem, Juventus’ problem is that he comes back in January,” Allegri told reporters.
“Pogba trained this morning, but he stopped, and decided to go ahead with an operation,” Allegri said.
Juventus are placed in Group H in UCL 2022-23 alongside Paris Saint-Germain, Benfica, and Maccabi Haifa. Juventus faced a 2-1 defeat against PSG in their UCL opener on Tuesday at the Parc des Princes. Ahead of Tuesday’s game, Allegri told reporters that Pogba will not be available to play for Juventus until January.
The World Cup winner said: ‘The operation went very well, I’m going to recover and come back very, very quickly. I wanted to thank you all for your messages, for your support. ‘Know that mentally I’m okay despite all the worries, the injury, and the other problems. Mentally I’m okay.’
Paul Pogba is primarily a central midfielder, although he is also capable of playing on the left flank, in a holding role, as a deep-lying playmaker, in a box-to-box role, or even as an attacking midfielder.