Juventus legend Marco Tardelli stormed Paul Pogba after the Frenchman posted a selfie during what appeared to be a skiing trip during his rehabilitation from injury. Incredibly, the France international midfielder has yet to feature for the Old Lady since returning to the club on a free transfer from Manchester United at the end of last season.
Pogba sustained a meniscus injury during pre-season tour of the United States in July and was later forced to undergo surgery that ruled him out of the World Cup in Qatar.
However, at the start of February, it was confirmed that Pogba, who has also had a problem with his thigh in recent months, was facing another injury setback much to the frustration of Massimiliano Allegri.
But Pogba has since angered figures around Juventus and sections of the club’s fanbase after he went on a skiing holiday in December and posted videos on social media of the slopes.
Since then, Juventus icon Tardelli has expressed his frustration over Pogba’s unavailability, saying: “He’s a problem for the Bianconeri now, especially when he’s off the skates.”
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Juventus also face a whole host of issues away from the pitch after being slapped with a 15-point deduction following an investigation into the club’s previous transfers.
The saga has increased the stakes and pressure in Turin and there is a sense that Juventus cannot afford to carry passengers if they are to somehow achieve a top four finish this season.
“From my point of view, Allegri should step in here and do something,” Tardelli continued, “because it is not possible to have a player sitting there and getting paid to do nothing.”
“His behavior towards his teammates is not fair either. The whole situation bothers me.”
Allegri remains skeptical when he will be able to call up Pogba as Juventus aim to move up the table from ninth.
“Pogba can’t be called up, he’s still out at the moment. He’s not there, I’m sorry to say it, but that’s the truth,” Allegri said.
“He is working to be available again, at the moment I can’t tell you when he will be back. Maybe in 20 days, I don’t know.”
Juventus finished third in the Champions League and are now in the Europa League where they will face Nantes later this month.
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