Pogba has surgical procedure; World Cup not my downside, says Juve’s Allegri

Published:Mar 9, 202410:02

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba might not return to motion for the Serie A membership till January on account of a knee damage which requires surgical procedure, supervisor Massimiliano Allegri mentioned on Monday, casting doubts over the Frenchman’s World Cup participation.

Final month Pogba determined to not have surgical procedure after damaging his meniscus in coaching following his transfer again to Juve from Manchester United within the shut season however Allegri mentioned circumstances had modified after he tried to coach once more.

“This morning he skilled for the second time however then stopped and it was then determined that he endure surgical procedure. We'll realistically get him again in January,” Allegri instructed reporters earlier than Tuesday’s Champions League conflict at Paris St Germain.

Allegri was uncertain if 29-year-old Pogba can be prepared for France’s world title defence on the Nov. 21-Dec. 18 World Cup in Qatar, including: “The World Cup will not be my downside, Juventus’ downside is that he comes again in January.”

Pogba was instrumental in France’s World Cup victory in 2018 in Russia, scoring within the ultimate the place they beat Croatia 4-2 to raise the trophy after a niche of 20 years. He has scored 11 targets in 91 appearances for France.

Juve’s Angel Di Maria is one other new recruit who's injured and Allegri mentioned the Argentine winger is not going to be risked.

“We didn’t wish to threat Angel proper now, as many vital matches await us,” he mentioned.