Paul Pogba Shares Insight Into His Fitness Routine With Cryptic Post Amid Doping Ban

Paul Pogba Shares Insight Into His Fitness Routine With Cryptic Post Amid Doping Ban

Elijah Odetokun
March 20, 2024 at 8:46 AM
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  • Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba was given a four-year doping ban last month
  • The France international will not play until 2027 unless his appeal is successful
  • Pogba has shared an insight into his life during the ban on his Instagram page

Paul Pogba is currently serving a four-year doping ban after testing positive for high levels of testosterone, but it has not stopped him from keeping up his fitness levels.

Pogba's return to Juventus after six years at Manchester United has yet to go according to plan. He dealt with muscle injuries in his first year and has been dealing with a doping case in the second.

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Adrien Rabiot claimed Paul Pogba's ban devastated the Juventus dressing room. Photo by Andrea Staccioli.
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He will not be able to play football until September 2027 unless his appeal at the Court of Arbitration in Sports is successful. Regardless, he has been missing an important part of his career.

Pogba shares cryptic post

The former Manchester United midfielder last played in September 2023, when his provisional suspension was announced before confirmatory tests confirmed the initial results.

He vowed to do everything possible to prove his innocence, and while he has yet to announce his next move, he shared an insight into how he keeps his fitness levels up on his Instagram page.

The 2018 World Cup winner, observing the fast of the holy month of Ramadan, posted two photos of himself in the gym and captioned it, “expect the unexpected”.

Footballers came in defence of the 31-year-old when his ban was announced. Per Goal, his former France teammate, Rio Mavuba, claimed Pogba was tricked into taking the substance.

Per GFFN, Juve star disclosed the mood in the Old Lady’s dressing room when they found out their teammate had been hit with the suspension, describing it as “devastating”.

Pogba sends Ramadan message

Sports Brief reported on Pogba sending Ramadan message to Muslims worldwide as they begin the yearly fasting in the holy month, even though he is in a bad time personally.

The French international, though, bears the name of one of Christianity’s greatest apostles is, a practising Muslim despite his mother being a Catholic Christian.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.