Pogba attributes injuries to psychological struggles, highlights disparity in support from Juventus and Manchester United supporters

Pogba attributes injuries to psychological struggles, highlights disparity in support from Juventus and Manchester United supporters

Paul Pogba, who had been eagerly awaited, returned from Manchester United to Juve during the previous summer. However, his performance during the 2022/23 season turned out to be the most unfortunate period of his career. 

The French player faced persistent injury issues, which severely restricted his participation, making only 10 appearances in all competitions. 

His sole start resulted in further setback, ultimately bringing an end to his season. Regrettably, the 30-year-old has also been confronting off-field troubles, particularly a case of extortion involving his brother as one of the primary suspects.

Consequently, the winner of the 2018 World Cup, Paul Pogba, holds the belief that his challenges both on and off the field are interconnected. 

He attributes the recurring injuries he experienced throughout the season to his mental issues, indicating that his psychological state has played a role in his physical setbacks.

“I’ve had injuries, and yes it has been a difficult period even outside of football,” admitted the midfielder in an interview with View via TuttoJuve

“But I learned that the most important things for me are health, playing football and family. Getting back on the pitch healthy is important for everyone and especially for us athletes. A healthy body is the greatest luxury we can have in life.

“When you are not feeling well in the head, the body follows. The basis of everything that has happened is the mental aspect. It was the most difficult season of my career, the biggest test of my life.”

On a different subject, Pogba expressed a sense of not receiving the same level of affection and backing that he experiences at Juventus during his tenure with Manchester United. He asserts that this was one of the primary factors that motivated his decision to return to Turin.

“When I left Manchester, I was young and I wanted to prove something. Playing for Juventus at a young age was a real test for me.

“But I immediately felt the love of the fans and the club. I really liked the way they worked and I learned a lot.

“I came back to Manchester because I hadn’t finished my work there. We managed to win, maybe not the Premier League, but titles that United hadn’t won for a long time.

“I returned to Juventus because it’s really the club that helped me progress my career. And also because of the love that I get.

“I didn’t get that in Manchester. I was quite surprised when I returned to England. I was immediately given a label. It was quite sad”.

Pogba attributes injuries to psychological struggles, highlights disparity in support from Juventus and Manchester United supporters

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