Injury-prone Juventus playmaker Paul Pogba has vowed to make his critics ‘eat their words’ as he’s edging closer to full recovery. In an interview with Al Jazeera, the Frenchman showed determination to defy his long-term fitness woes and regain his best form.
Pogba returned to Juventus from Juventus last summer but failed to hit the ground running in his comeback year. Recurring injury problems restricted the 30-year-old to a meager ten appearances across all competitions in 2022/23.
He only featured in 108 minutes of Serie A action last term. But he is now on the verge of recovery. Juventus defeated Empoli 2-0 in the lead-up to September’s international break, with Pogba getting on the scoresheet with a delightful finish. Unfortunately, VAR disallowed his goal.
There’s a good chance he could make his first league start of the season when Serie A returns to action next weekend. Speaking of his ambition to remind the football world of his undeniable quality, Pogba outlined his desire to prove his doubters wrong.
“I want to make them eat their words,” the Juventus ace said. “I want to show them I’m not weak. They can talk bad about me. I will never give up.“
Juventus will take on Lazio at the Allianz Stadium next Saturday. Massimiliano Allegri’s men have won two out of the opening three league matches this season. A frustrating 1-1 home draw against Bologna on day two was the only exception.
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