Saturday September 22 2012
Carrera: 'Pogba has Juve future'

Massimo Carrera was impressed by the “patience” Juventus showed in breaking down Chievo and Paul Pogba’s Serie A debut.

The Bianconeri rested several stars for tonight’s 2-0 win, only finding a way through after an hour with Fabio Quagliarella’s brace.

“We had some very positive responses from the game,” said stand-in Coach Carrera while Antonio Conte was in the stands due to his 10-month ban.

“It wasn’t easy against Chievo, as they closed down well, but we showed patience.”

Pogba made his first Serie A appearance for Juve, as the 19-year-old filled in for Andrea Pirlo.

“Pogba showed he is a great player who has a future with this club. He has all the characteristics needed to do well in Italy.

“Like Pirlo, Pogba was man-marked tonight and so the team had to find other solutions to spread the ball.

“As for Quagliarella, he is going through a great period of form. We’ll see if he starts against Fiorentina on Tuesday.

“There are still a few things to improve and work on, but our team commanded the initiative even after going 2-0 up.”

Mauricio Isla and Lucio both made their comebacks from long injury lay-offs.

“Lucio did well and will take a while to fully settle into the defensive mechanisms of the side. Isla hasn’t played in a long time, so he needs to regain match fitness.”