The Juventus midfielder was suspended last September after being suspended tested positive to testosterone during a doping control.
Almost a month ago, on September 11, the Juventus player was suspended by the Italian Anti-Doping Agency (Nado): "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. 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 pitch 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.
This Thursday, October 5, sample B will be revealed. It very rarely offers a result different from the first. In detail, this expertise takes place in the accredited laboratory. by the World Anti-Doping Agency – namely that of Rome for Italy – which will then carry out a test with a confirmation method (here testosterone) often different from that of sample A to validate whether or not the presence of the incriminated product is present. "We are waiting for the result, then we will decide with management how to act with Paul," explained Cristiano Giuntoli, Bianconero sports director, to the Italian media. Still according to Gazzetta dello Sport, the management of the current fourth in Serie A would be thinking of terminate Paul Pogba's contract in the event of sanction.
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.