Andrea Barzagli Says Paul Pogba May Regret Leaving Juventus After Champions League Performance

Callum Rice-Coates

​Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli has claimed Paul Pogba may regret leaving the club for Manchester United after they reached the Champions League semi-final with victory over Barcelona last week.

Pogba left to return to Old Trafford for a world record fee, but has struggled to live up to the price tag under Jose Mourinho this season.

Juventus remain on course for a potential treble, with a Champions League semi-final against Monaco and Coppa Italia final against Lazio on the horizon.

Juventus FC v Bologna FC - Serie A
Juventus FC v Bologna FC - Serie A

"I saw Pogba the other day via video chat. He was happy that we reached the semi-finals of the Champions League and is cheering for us," Barzagli told ​Tuttosport.

"Whoever leaves this group will always be part of it. Our biggest strength over the past few years has always been the team.

"On the other hand he would surely have liked to be there. But they are decisions you make. Nobody can expect to leave and then see your team reach the final four of the Champions League next season."


Pogba could yet win more silverware with United having lifted the EFL Cup earlier in the season. Mourinho's side will face Celta Vigo in the semi-final of the Europa League next month.

Barzagli, meanwhile, is searching for his first Champions League trophy, although has lost his place in the side since coach Max Allegri opted to switch to a back four.

Asked if he was considering retirement, the 35-year-old said: “I’ll play for as long as I feel good.”


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