Juventus coach Max Allegri confirmed that Paul Pogba will be in Juventus’ derby clash with Torino
Juventus are 12 points behind fourth-placed Roma but they will get a boost soon as Allegri confirmed that Pogba is nearing full fitness.
Will Allegri’s men be triumphant in the Turin derby?
There is only one point separating Torino and Juventus as they head into their derby clash. Speaking ahead of their important derby, Allegri emphasized what the Derby della Mole means to Juventus.
“Tomorrow is Enrico Zambruno’s last commentary, more than 1,200, so I wish you good luck for the adventure.” Allegri said.
“The derby is always an important game for both teams, especially for us. We must continue this climb by increasing our points in the league.”
Having progressed in the Europa League by beating Nantes recently, Allegri went on to give updates on Juve’s injured players, Chiesa and Pogba, starting with Chiesa.
“Yesterday he trained with the team after six so-so days in terms of work. He can hardly start from the beginning, players who come from a long period of inactivity must be managed. He’s fine though.” Headded.
“Pogba is better, he’ll be called up tomorrow. If there’s a need tomorrow, we’ll put him on, he certainly won’t be able to play a lot of minutes.
“We have a very clear mini-goal to take the ball and not lose confidence because we scored 47 points“
“I spoke to him like I do with other players. He has to understand that it’s an important part of the season to get back on track, he has to have all the motivation to do good until the end of the season and give us a hand.”
Finally, Allegri spoke about their goals for the season and how they aim to recover from their 15-point deduction ban.
“We’ve overcome the 15-point deduction. We have a very clear mini-goal to take the ball and not lose confidence because we scored 47 points.” Allegri said.
“We know that we have to try to get to the end of the season having scored the points to finish in the top four. Net of penalties.
“We have to do this, we have the semi-final of the Coppa Italia, the Round of 16 of the Europa League.”