On September 11, the Italian anti-doping agency decided to suspend midfielder Paul Pogba from playing due to a positive test result for doping. He was discovered to have testosterone levels exceeding the allowable threshold after Juventus’ 3-0 victory over Udinese on August 20. If he cannot prove his innocence, the French player can be banned from playing for up to 4 years with the risk of burying his top career.
Before being accused of doping, the star born in 1993 went through a really difficult period in his career. Leaving Man Utd in the summer of 2022, Paul Pogba only played 6 matches for the Old Lady of Turin. The injury caused him to lose the opportunity to attend the 2022 World Cup finals – a tournament where France only won runner-up after losing to Argentina in the throne match. Obviously, the Guinea-born player’s career has seriously declined.
Also during the period of decline in performance, Paul Pogba was involved in many scandals. The bad habits of a player like a “test horse” caused him to cause a lot of trouble for the club during his second time playing for Man Utd in the period 2016-2022. Besides, he also encountered a scandal with the suspicion of seeking the help of a witch doctor to cast a spell on his French teammate, Kylian Mbappe. This was revealed by the midfielder’s brother, Mathias Pogba. Injuries, witch hiring scandals and now doping are pushing The career of the most talented midfielder in world football is about to fade to the point where it is difficult to save and brings many regrets.
That’s because, before making unfortunate mistakes, Paul Pogba had a relatively glorious career. He won 4 Scudettos, 2 Coppa Italia, 3 Italian Super Cups and runner-up of the UEFA Champions League in the 2014/2015 season with Juventus. The star born in 1993 also won 1 English League Cup and 1 Europa League in his second return to play for Man Utd. In the colors of the French national team, he was the most important factor helping the hexagonal country’s national team reach the top of Europe at Euro 2016 and win the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Good tactical vision, technical ability, strong in disputes and sharp passes, Paul Pogba was once considered one of the most talented midfielders in European football. There was a period when he was one of the highest-paid names at Man Utd and was sought after by many clubs, including Real Madrid. However, after all, this player’s career is in danger of being withered. It was the unstandardized lifestyle and star disease that pushed the Guinean boy to the bottom of the abyss.
With what’s going on, the possibility of Paul Pogba being banned for a long time and at risk of losing his career is huge. Above all, he can only blame himself for his shallow actions. The story of the former Man Utd player will be a warning lesson to the stars of world football to avoid repeating mistakes in the future.
Danh Nguyen | 04:11 September 15, 2023