Paul Pogba is almost completely back.

The international midfielder of Juventus Turin, deprived of the World Cup-2022 after having been operated on for a meniscus in early September, was able to participate in collective training on Tuesday for the first time since October, announced his club.

The Bianconeri posted on their site some photos and video of the day's session, in which the 29-year-old appears with the ball in the middle of his teammates.

The return to competition of the 2018 world champion could take place by the end of January.

The Europa League play-offs against Nantes in February

“Patience is not knowing how to wait, but knowing how to maintain a good attitude while waiting,” the Blues star had philosophized in a message on Instagram at the end of December.

A response to criticism from some supporters who blamed him for going to the mountains at the end of 2022 when he was still forced into tedious muscle-building exercises and solo races.

Pogba's return to Turin last summer had aroused great enthusiasm among the "juventini", delighted to see the return of a player whose first spell at the club (2012-2016) had been punctuated by four league titles. Italy in four years.

But until then, the Tifosi remain unsatisfied.

Pogba was indeed injured after playing a short half-time at the end of July in a friendly.

He had initially refused to be operated on before resolving to it at the beginning of September, due to recurring pain.

Unable to recover in time, he then had to give up the World Cup, heartbroken.

Just before Christmas, the "Pioche" was finally able to touch the ball.

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have assured that the main objective of the club is to count on an in-form Pogba for the Europa League play-offs against Nantes on February 16 and 23.

Pogba has not played an official match since his injury with Manchester United on April 19, 2022.


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