Paul Pogba is facing a tough situation because his second anti-doping test also showed positive results. This happened after he got temporarily suspended on September 11th for an initial anti-doping issue.
The problem started when he tested positive for a hormone called testosterone, which can boost athletes’ endurance. This happened during a random drug test right after Juventus played against Udinese on August 20th. During that match, Pogba didn’t even play; he was just on the bench.
Now, with this second positive test, Pogba could be looking at a suspension that might last up to four years. Italy’s national anti-doping tribunal has already taken action to suspend him after his first positive result in September.
Adding to the complexity, there’s an ongoing police investigation in France. They’re looking into claims that Pogba was being blackmailed, including allegations involving his older brother, Mathias. However, Mathias strongly denies any wrongdoing.
Pogba’s team mentioned last month that the testosterone in his system was due to a doctor-recommended food supplement he took while in the United States. Testosterone helps with building muscles.
Pogba needs to send his explanation to Italy’s Anti-Doping Tribunal within a week. They will look into his situation and decide on any penalties.
So, things are getting pretty tricky for Paul Pogba, both on and off the soccer field.
Achievements Of Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba has achieved some impressive things in his football career. When he was just 21 years old, he became the youngest player to be the captain of Manchester United in a Premier League game.
During the 2017-18 season, he did something remarkable by being the first Manchester United midfielder in more than 20 years to make 10 or more assists in a single Premier League season.
On the international stage, Pogba won the FIFA World Cup Best Young Player award twice, once in 2014 and then again in 2018, showing his talent on the world stage.
Pogba is also unique because he’s won both the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Champions League with two different clubs, Juventus and Manchester United.
In 2016, he was so good that he made it into the UEFA Team of the Year, becoming the first Juventus player to do so since Alessandro Del Piero in 2006. These achievements are a big part of his impressive football career.