The Juventus midfielder was suspended after being suspended. tested positive to testosterone during a doping control.
New scandal around Paul Pogba. The Juventus player was suspended by the Italian Anti-Doping Agency (Nado) on Monday September 11: "The National Anti-Doping Tribunal informs that in accordance with the recommendation of the national anti-doping prosecutor, he pronounced the suspension at Paul Labile Pogba's provisional title.
Absent from the football fields for many weeks, the midfielder will not have been able to do so. back for only a few days. Paul Pogba, who returned to the Italian team at the end of August after an injury, was tested positive to testosterone during a random anti-doping control carried out after Juve's match against Udinese on August 20. These are more precisely traces of anabolic steroids, i.e. artificial versions of testosterone used to increase muscle mass, which would have been detected according to the Italian press. The height of history was that the football international had not posed one foot on the field during the match.
According to information from
La Gazzetta dello Sport, the French midfielder from Juventus Turin would have taken a recommended dietary supplement by a doctor friend. This product would come from the United States, where; Anti-doping rules are not necessarily the same as in Europe. Still according to the daily, Paul Pogba would have mainly acted without having informed his club. The 2018 world champion was controlled after the match on the first day of Serie A between Udinese and Juve, during which he remained behind. on the bench.
On the sidelines of the France – Germany meeting on Tuesday September 12, Didier Deschamps brought his support for the player. "There are so many things that fall on him" Paul it's difficult. I exchanged with him by message, I will have time to talk a little more with him in the coming days to have more information, reacted the coach, refusing to believe that the international tricolor could have knowingly doped. I can't imagine knowing him, compared to everything that is in his head, I still remember certain discussions with him regarding the vaccine and Covid. But the substance is there, after knowing the why and how… I don't think he himself knows, unfortunately."
Four years of forced retirement for Pogba?
Paul Pogba's suspension could be extended if the second opinion of the second sample taken is confirmed. during the check confirms the presence of synthetic testosterone in the player's body. The midfielder would then risk a four-year suspension. The duration of the sanction could be divided in half. if the player reaches prove that the doping was not voluntary but the result of taking drug treatment for his injury for example. The players lawyer, Rafaela Pimenta , has already assured with
Radio France that "what is certain is that Paul Pogba never wanted to break a rule."
At 30 years old, Paul Pogba could see the end of his career come sooner than expected if a four-year suspension is decided upon. against him. The player, whose physique has already improved; shown weaknesses in recent months with a long injury to the meniscus, would then be 34 years old upon his return and would be approaching the age of sporting retirement. This doping affair is yet another controversy for the international which has been at the heart of a scandal last season by being the alleged victim of an extortion attempt on the part of his brother. p>
À what is testosterone used for?
If Paul Pogba did indeed take testosterone, what can this molecule be used for? First of all, and you probably all know this, testosterone is a molecule naturally secreted by the human body. The latter can also be administered to increase sexual desire or treat erectile dysfunction. Testosterone is also sometimes used to treat certain types of breast cancer, hypogonadism (pubertal delay) or even gender dysphoria. It is also used to fight depression and sleep disorders.
But in sport, this product is used in sports. mainly to increase muscle mass. It is also considered as a psycho stimulant giving extra motivation and focus. Thanks to the development of muscle mass, resistance to exercise. physical effort is also improved. For Paul Pogba, it is now time to find out if the surplus is natural or if it is due to the surplus. an injection.