Paul Pogba appears to tell Juventus supporters ‘sorry my head’s not in it’ in an apology to the club following his latest injury setback, while boss Max Allegri insists the midfielder must first ‘put his soul at peace’ over fitness frustrations
- Paul Pogba has appeared to give an update on his current injury problems
- The Juventus midfielder appeared to tell fans ‘sorry my head’s not in it’
- Pogba has been hampered by injuries this season and suffered another setback
Paul Pogba‘s Juventus nightmare has continued after his season took another turn for the worse following an injury picked up in training, with the midfielder appearing to tell supporters his ‘head’s not in it’.
The Serie A giants confirmed Pogba could be out of action until after the upcoming international break with him suffering a low-grade injury to the adductor of his right thigh while practicing free-kicks in training.
The 29-year-old has already started rehabilitation on his injury but cast a forlorn figure as Juventus fans approached him outside the clubs medical centre in Turin.
Pogba gave a concerning update on his current situation at the club that has seen him play just 35 minutes this season, with La Gazzetta dello Sport reporting that a video see’s him tell fans: ‘Sorry, my head’s not in it.’
Pogba’s move back to Juventus in the summer was meant to be the transfer that resurrected his career, it hasn’t and has instead been plagued by problems caused by injuries and disciplinary issues.
Paul Pogba has suffered an ’emotional collapse’ after suffering another injury according to Juventus manager Max Allegri
Allegri confirmed that Pogba’s latest injury was a blow but told the star to first ‘put his soul at peace’
Pogba reportedly told Juventus supporters ‘my head’s not in it’ as he left the club’s medical centre
A knee injury at the start of the season required surgery that saw him forced to miss the World Cup with France, before he then saw his progress further setback prior to making his first appearance of the season in Juventus’ 4-2 win over Torino at the end of February.
He then made another substitute appearance in the following game against Roma before being dropped from the squad for their Europa Cup tie against Freiburg after turning up late to a team meeting.
Pogba signed a four-year deal as a free agent in the summer after confirming he would return for a second spell at Juventus, with his contract earning him a reported £8.8m every 12 months.
So far he has failed to repay the fait shown in him by the club’s executives and passionate supporters, but team manager Max Allegri has backed star to once again return from injury.
However, the Italian first admitted that his frustrated midfielder must first ‘put his soul at peace’ after suffering an ’emotional collapse’.
Pogba will be out injured until after the upcoming international break having suffered a fresh problem in training
Paul Pogba has suffered a low-grade injury to the adductor of his right thigh in training
‘I’m sorry. After the injury, the boy collapsed a bit emotionally,’ said Allegri.
‘He had worked well to get back, but that’s not the case: he has to put his soul in peace and go back to work again. We’re waiting for him,’ he added.
The options for Pogba at the end of the season are simple. He can either stay and see out the remaining three years of his mega-money contract or as reported by La Gazzetta could terminate his time at the club in an attempt to find a fresh start elsewhere.
Another alternative would be for Pogba to re-negotiate his current salary by lowering his wage demands in a show of understanding given his lack of gametime so far this season.