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Pogba suspended: Allegri believes that “football is losing an extraordinary player”

2024-03-02T12:24:22.459Z

Highlights: Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri saddened by Paul Pogba's four-year ban for doping. Pogba tested positive for testosterone in August 2023 on the sidelines of the first day of the Italian Championship. Allegri did not wish to return to the merits of the Pogba affair, because “there is a procedure in progress’ Didier Deschamps: “I don’t imagine that Paul had the intention, the desire to doped”.


The current coach of Juventus Turin was saddened by the 4-year suspension of his player for doping, handed down this Thursday.


Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri said on Saturday that football lost

“an extraordinary player”

with the four-year ban of Paul Pogba for doping.

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“From a human point of view, this saddens me a lot, and especially from a footballing point of view, football is losing an extraordinary player

,” Allegri declared at a press conference on the eve of the match on the 27th day of the Championship. from Italy to Naples.

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“I had the chance to work with him, to train him, players like him, it’s really difficult to find (...).

Paul is a fantastic boy

,” he added, specifying that he had sent him a message on Thursday when the Italian anti-doping court announced that it had imposed a four-year ban on the 2018 world champion.

Allegri, however, did not wish to return to the merits of the Pogba affair, because

“there is a procedure in progress”

, he recalled.

The coach of the French team Didier Deschamps reacted Thursday to the suspension of the Juventus player by declaring

“not to imagine that Paul had the intention, the desire to doped”

.

Pogba, 30, tested positive for testosterone in August 2023 on the sidelines of the first day of the Italian Championship even though he did not participate in this meeting.

Shortly after the sanction from the Italian anti-doping authorities, he announced that he wanted to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), while repeating that he had

“never knowingly or deliberately” taken

doping products.

Source: lefigaro

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