Paul Pogba’s agent has blasted Juventus and Antonio Conte for being “unable to deal with situations at this level” after publicly shaming the midfielder.
The former Manchester United starlet was expected to start tonight’s game in Pescara, but has instead been dropped for turning up late to two training sessions.
Unusually, the reason for the exclusion was made explicit in a statement on the Bianconeri website, infuriating agent Mino Raiola.
“Whoever decided to put this news out on the website is evidently confused,” Raiola told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“I hope it wasn’t Conte’s own decision, otherwise it means he is unable to deal with situations at this level.
“Paul is very disappointed with what happened, both for his lateness – despite good reasons – and for not being a part of the squad.
“In the first instance of lateness he only received notification of the training session time late into the night.
“In the second he had some appointments that the club itself had organised for him to go through some paperwork.”