Juventus director Beppe 网上21点caytid=”3″>Marotta has “never considered selling Paul Pogba” and warned there are “no alibis” against Malmo.
“Asamoah’s knee is a little inflamed, so it is too early to attempt a diagnosis.”
“We never even considered the possibility of selling Pogba. He is a great player, one of the best youngsters in the world who is a part of our squad and Juventus intend to keep him.”
Arturo Vidal is in the starting XI in place of Roberto Pereyra, while Kwadwo Asamoah is still out injured.
Marotta was also asked about Pogba, who scored a brace in the 3-0 victory over Lazio and is fast becoming one of the best midfielders in Europe.
“We have pointed out to UEFA that the pitch is not up to the standard of this game and a competition like the Champions League,” Marotta told Sky Sport Italia in what stopped short of a formal protest.
“However, it must not be an alibi, as we have to prove that we are strong even on this turf.”
“Vidal is doing well, but still not in sparkling form. The operation on his knee really caused him a lot of problems, but nothing serious.
They go into a crucial Champions League match in Sweden this evening and the playing surface is already looking terrible even before kick-off.