Wed 01 February 2023 | 14:35

Allegri confirms Vlahovic's injury return amid Pogba's injury setback

Despite being Juventus’ best goal scorer this season with 7 goals and two assists in all competitions, Dusan Vlahovic has struggled with a groin injury in the past few months. Now the Serbian is set to make his return from injury against Lazio on Thursday.


Dusan Vlahovic

 is expected to make his first 



appearance since October against Lazio, Allegri confirmed 

Paul Pogba

's long-awaiting second debut is delayed as the French midfielder has picked up a minor injury.

Allegri told his press conference: “

I will decide the line-up tomorrow. Aside from Bonucci the only other player not available is Pogba who had a flexor problem.

“Vlahovic will surely start, I have to decide on the others. The game could last 120 minutes, so substitutions will be important. I will decide the line-up after tomorrow’s training.”

On Pogba's lengthy injury, 

Max Allegri



“Many players have been dealing with long-term injuries.

“Chiesa was out for 10 months, and Pogba hasn’t played since April. It takes a while to get back in shape. As happened with Chiesa who had to stop and start again.

“It takes time for Pogba, nobody can work miracles. His body must adapt. We must use him wisely and in the right moment when he will be fit.

“Juventus must have balance, which is something we lacked in the last few games.

“A new season has begun, we have another competition now and we’ll think about Serie A on Monday, on the eve of the game with Salernitana. The match with Lazio will be difficult against a team that is doing great things.

“The performance against Monza was bad but the second half was better and we finished with many shots on target,” added the coach.

“Points deduction should not be an excuse, we must go on the pitch and do what’s required. Perhaps, it’s the first time a team is docked 15 points, but we must handle this situation in the best way. We’ll do our best in Coppa Italia.”



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