PARIS: Paul Pogba believes Italian champions Juventus were right to drop him from the squad for last weekend’s Serie A game at Pescara after he twice turned up late for training. The 19-year-old midfielder’s agent Mino Raiola slammed the club after an explanation for the sanction was made public but Pogba has taken a less reactionary stance, saying he had learned a valuable lesson. “The coach was right to drop me,” Pogba told a news conference ahead of France Under 20’s game against Ukraine yesterday. “It is a good lesson for me,” he said, adding his lateness was due to a ‘misunderstanding’.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 14th, 2012.