Mon 13 March 2023 | 9:22

Allegri explains Pogba's absence and urges Vlahovic to stay calm after penalty miss

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri confirmed that Paul Pogba once again injured himself in training.


defeated Sampdoria 4-2 at home on Sunday. They are now in seventh place in the table after 26 matches. Allegri’s side is nine points behind the fourth-placed team, Milan.

Paul Pogba

who has just played 34 minutes for Juventus this season was once again absent from their squad on Sunday.

After the game, Allegri confirmed that Pogba has injured himself while practising free-kicks.

Allegri told DAZN before kick-off:

"This morning while he was taking free-kicks he felt discomfort in his adductor, he stopped.

"Tomorrow we will see the extent of the damage. Tonight he could have given us a hand, but we are waiting for him, it's a year like this anyway, these things happen in life too.

"He must be good and strong to get up and want to return to the player he was before.”

Juventus star

Dusan Vlahovic

also missed a penalty against Sampdoria. He has now gone five consecutive Serie A matches without scoring for the first time in his career.

Allegri said he is happy with Vlahovic’s performance and he must stay calm.

"Dusan played a very good game,"

he told DAZN.

"He must remain serene. Tonight, he played better technically. He has to stay calm.

"Let's not forget that he has been at Juventus for a year, he has done well, he is doing well. He has all the qualities to improve.

"When he manages to regulate his management of the game, he will be less hasty when the ball arrives."

source: SportMob

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