Paul Pogba, once the best player in the world, may end his career as a soccer player as he faces various disciplinary action due to a drug scandal. He is in danger of being kicked out without receiving any money.
Juventus publicly announced on its official website on the 11th (hereinafter Korean time), “Pogba received a preventive suspension order from the National Anti-Doping Tribunal based on the results of a test conducted on August 20.”메이저사이트
The issue that was problematic in Pogba’s doping test was the detection of the testosterone hormone. The hormone in question is a substance banned by the anti-doping agency. Testosterone, which is familiar to the public as a male hormone, greatly increases athletic abilities such as endurance and speed when artificially injected. Pogba was found to have ‘non-endogenous testosterone metabolites’ in a doping test. Pogba’s test results were consistent with what happens when hormones are artificially injected from outside. This became a problem in the doping test.
Currently, Pogba is temporarily disqualified as a player, but if it is revealed that he was indeed artificially injected with testosterone, his career will be at a crossroads. Athletes who violate the anti-doping regulations stipulated by FIFA may be subject to a suspension of 2 or 4 years, depending on whether the drug use was intentional.
My career as a soccer player is about to end. Pogba received a lot of attention during his youth days at Manchester United. He was evaluated as the future of Manchester United, but manager Alex Ferguson ignored him. When he did not get a chance at Manchester United, he chose to transfer at a young age and go to Juventus. At Juventus, Pogba became a world-class midfielder. He showed tremendous growth while working with Artur Vidal and Claudio Marchisio.
He scored 34 goals and provided 40 assists in 177 games over four seasons at Juventus. Pogba’s name was everywhere. Pogba has grown into a world-class midfielder, including being selected as one of the FIFPro World Best Eleven by the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the UEFA Team of the Year, and the Serie A Team of the Year.
Manchester United was interested in Pogba, who had reached the top. In the end, Manchester United signed Pogba, who left for free, for 105 million euros (about 149.4 billion won). Highly priced players such as Anthony, Jadon Sancho, and Harry Maguire came one after another, but Pogba still holds the club record. Unlike his younger days, Pogba was classified as a key resource at Manchester United.
Unless injured, he started every game and showed off his unique sense of play, giving strength to Manchester United’s midfield. In the 2017-18 season, he scored 6 goals and 10 assists in the Premier League (PL) alone, and in the 2018-19 season, he scored 13 goals and 9 assists.
If you look at the record alone, it was very successful, but if you look closely, it caused noise every season. He frequently made abusive comments and made Manchester United fans uncomfortable. There was controversy over discord with coach Jose Mourinho and even issues of insincere attitude. Starting with the 2019-20 season, his influence has greatly diminished as injuries have increased. Even when he appeared in the game, he showed disappointment and was criticized.
Manchester United could not find a reason to renew the contract with Pogba, who was only causing trouble. In the end, Manchester United gave up on Pogba’s contract extension. The situation was different, but it was similar to when I left Manchester United 10 years ago. Also, Pogba, who left Manchester United as a free agent, was not a hot potato. As was the case when transfer rumors were in full swing, strong teams such as Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) did not send love calls.
Juventus welcomed Pogba, who was almost lost in the transfer market. Hoping to boost his reputation, he was given the number 10 jersey. However, Pog Ba could not come out properly due to his injury. His knee injury put him on the operating table and led to a long layoff. His recovery period was prolonged due to flexor pain. Then, he made his comeback as a substitute in the match against Torino on March 1. He also appeared in the match against AS Roma. He missed the first leg of the UEFA Europa League (UEL) round of 16 against Freiburg, but was excluded from the roster due to being late to the training ground.
Due to continued injuries, Pogba became a forgotten player. It is difficult to find a world class that has fallen like this in such a short period of time. He has been in the spotlight for his off-the-field life. In the middle of the season, he went on a ski trip and received a lot of criticism. Britain’s ‘The Sun’ said, “Juventus legend Marco Tardelli criticized Pogba for going on vacation despite not being able to make his return. However, he has not yet played a single minute due to a long-term knee injury. Despite this, he shared a picture of himself skiing. “He was happy. Tardelli was angry about Pogba and said the following through Italy’s ‘RAI 2’,” he said, highlighting the interview left by the legend. According to the publication, Tardelli said: “It’s now a Juventus problem. We don’t know when Pogba will return or what he wants to do. He went skiing while his teammates are struggling. At the moment, Pogba is a big problem that Juventus need to solve. “But Juventus doesn’t have a clear idea,” he said, raising his voice.
I thought this season would be different. In a recent interview with Italy’s ‘ilBianconero’, Pogba expressed his thoughts on his return, saying, “I want to take back what people said and prove that I am not weak.” He continued, “They may say bad things about me, but I will never give up. Money can change people, it can destroy families, it can start wars. Sometimes when I’m alone, I think, ‘I don’t have money anymore. “I thought, ‘I don’t want to, I don’t want to play soccer anymore.’ I just want to be around ordinary people. That way, they will love me for who I am, not for fame or money. But sometimes this can be difficult,” he said, confessing his difficult times. I also did it.
In an interview after playing against Bologna, he said, “Really Pogba? I just didn’t play in the game. I’m physically fine and I want to reach my peak again. I’m only 30 years old and I’m just as hungry as the day I came back here. I want to give Juventus fans a trophy.” I was determined. Pogba played the role of a link in the game for 24 minutes, but there was no flash. Soccer statistics media ‘Sofa Score’ gave it 6.6 points, and ‘Foot Mob’ gave it 6.4 points.
Although he has returned, he is now causing trouble for Juventus by being embroiled in a drug scandal rather than an injury. First of all, Pogba is denying it. Pogba’s agent Rafaela Pimenta said: “We are waiting for a rebuttal. I can’t say anything right now. What I can say for sure is that Pogba never intended to break the doping rules. I can guarantee this. “That’s all he said. According to the regulations, Pogba has only three days to submit a rebuttal to the doping test.
British public broadcaster ‘BBC’ also focused on it. “The Italian Anti-Doping Tribunal (NADO) said Pogba was tested for elevated testosterone levels. If Pogba is found guilty of doping, he could be banned from competition for at least two years and up to four years,” Pimenta’s agent said. He said, “We are waiting for the second sample. We cannot comment until the results are in. What is certain is that Pogba never wanted to break the rules. Testosterone is a hormone that increases endurance.” added.
There were even rumors of its release. The UK’s Daily Mail said, “Juventus are furious with Pogba. Juventus are considering parting ways with Pogba and fans are feeling frustrated. Pogba is in a worse situation than his last season at Manchester United. Juventus are waiting. “I am exhausted and it is not an impossible scenario for Pogba to terminate his contract at the end of the season. There is also the possibility of him being sold to Major League Soccer (MLS) in the United States,” he added.
Italy’s ‘Football Italia’ said, “Pogba cannot train at Juventus due to the drug scandal and must request analysis within three days. It has been confirmed that Pogba, who tested positive, did not attend Juventus training. Pogba’s side said: You must file a counterclaim and undergo a second test after requesting it. There has been no response yet and the agent has denied it. Juventus can stop paying Pogba and terminate the contract if the countertest test is positive. “It will happen,” he said.