Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogadis is “very excited” to return to the Juventus squad he was part of last season and believes the squad’s “strength” will allow him to play a bigger part in the team’s success this time around.
Pogadis missed United’s 1-0 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich last weekend with a knee injury, but has since returned to training and was a constant presence in the midfield for the second half of the campaign.
The United boss, Louis van Gaal, will be hoping that Pogadias return will give him a “boost” and make the squad even stronger.
“I am very excited.
It is the best squad in the world,” he told a news conference ahead of the start of the Serie A season.”
We are not a very strong squad, but we have a lot of quality.
We have a team that is very strong, so I’m very excited.”
Pogacosta: ‘I will do everything’The Italian international had a successful season with Juventus last term, scoring 18 goals in all competitions and helping the Serie B club win Serie A’s Golden Boot.
He joined United in 2014 and, after being released by Paris Saint-Germain, made a switch to Manchester United and scored 14 goals in 55 appearances in all.
“He was my best friend for many years,” Van Gaal said.
“I played with him at Juventus and I had many good memories.
Pogo: ‘Juventus are a big team’The Juventus star, who signed a contract extension in 2017, said he “felt like a part of the team” for the first time after spending time on loan at Barcelona, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.””
But I played in Italy, so he must have been very strong in Italy.”
Pogo: ‘Juventus are a big team’The Juventus star, who signed a contract extension in 2017, said he “felt like a part of the team” for the first time after spending time on loan at Barcelona, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.
“It is very exciting to come back to Juventus,” he said.
“Juventus were the best team in the Champions League, so they are a good team.”
They have a big squad, so the team is very well prepared.
“Papacosta, who joined Juventus in 2015, said the arrival of Pogadises “has changed my life” after he had spent a long time away from football.”
When I started in football, I was a player in the gym, I went on training sessions and training sessions, so it has been a big change,” he added.”
But I was playing in the clubs where I was, so this is something new for me.
“Juventus squad to play their first match on Tuesday against SassuoloPogasso: ‘We need to win this game’Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has said he is confident his side will “win this game” and his side “will have a chance” to take on Sassuola on Tuesday night.
The first leg of the tie will take place at the Juventus Stadium, the venue of the 2015-16 Champions League final between the Bianconeri and Paris Saint Germain.
The Bianconeros are expected to be without defender Andrea Pirlo (knee) for the clash with the Sassuoli outfit, who will be without midfielder Federico Marchetti (ankle).
Allegri’s side will have a different shape to their opponent, which means there will be a greater concentration of the Biancons’ attacking players, as they are more accustomed to playing together in the first leg.”
This is the first game of a new season,” Allegri said.
Juventus’ last appearance in the final was a 1-1 draw with the reigning champions in 2016.