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Beppe Marotta brought Paul Pogba to Juventus in 2012 and is saddened to see him suspended for failing a doping test.
The midfielder showed high levels of testosterone in his sample taken after the 3-0 win over Udinese on August 20, a match Pogba spent entirely on the bench. According to several reports, he confessed that he had taken a vitamin integrator a dietary supplement in America over the summer without first consulting Juventus medical staff, and therefore might have inadvertently taken the banned substance. “I have a very affectionate relationship with Pogba. I can only say that he’s a good guy, but I don’t want to go into details, because it doesn’t depend on me. I’m just sad. If players aren’t strict about what they consume, I hope this can serve as a warning to other players. I hope he can resolve the situation, and I can guarantee that he is a serious professional,” Inter general manager Marotta told reporters at last night’s Premio Gentleman event.