'I Never Said I'm Finished'- Banned Pogba Denies Retirement Rumours

Paul Pogba has denied reports that he intends to call time on his playing career.

Jul 3, 2024 - 17:51
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'I Never Said I'm Finished'- Banned Pogba Denies Retirement Rumours

Pogba is currently serving a four-year ban from football for violating doping rules.

The 31-year-old has appealed against the punishment at the Court of Arbitration for Sport and is awaiting the outcome of the verdict.

Pogba's ban is currently set to run until August 2027 by which time he will be 34.

"There's still a chance to fight this injustice, which is what I believe it is," the Juventus midfielder told Sky Italia while attending France's last-16 tie against Belgium at Euro 2024 on Monday.

"Let’s see. Things are hopefully going to get better. I am always positive, but let's see.

"I have never said I am finished, that Paul Pogba doesn't exist anymore. Because Pogba is still here. Today I'm here. I am Pogba. You have never seen me say that I'm finished.

"I still feel like a footballer, I'm still training, and these are now moments where I have to be positive. I'm with my family, spending a lot of time with them, watching my kids grow up."

Asked if the suspension will affect his position at the club, Pogba added: "The latest news is I'm still a Juventus player. So, you need to speak to them.

"I am still contracted to them. I haven't had the chance to speak to them, the sporting director or the coach. I don’t know much, there's a bit of silence. Maybe they're waiting for the appeal to see what happens, but the rest you have to ask them."