Juve-Empoli, the Church towards the return: possible call-up

The outsider, stopped since January after the cruciate injury. could be available again

A decisive week at Juventus for the return of Federico Chiesa, who could already be called up for the match against Empoli on Friday 21 October. The striker is in the pits from Roma-Juve last January 9, when he injured the cruciate ligament in his left knee. For days the former Fiorentina has been training with his teammates at Continassa waiting to recover the best condition. Meanwhile, he hopes to return to the squad: the decision will be up to coach Massimiliano Allegri, after a confrontation with the player.

Juve is also waiting for the return of Paul Pogba. The attention of the bleus coach Didier Deschamps also focuses on the French midfielder, fresh from the meniscus surgery. “Pogba’s recovery is going well,” says the world champion coach. “The call-up is another thing, it must not only be healed, after that there is the second aspect which is the athletic one: some time has passed since the last game he played. The important thing, before thinking about the second aspect, is that he’s healed. I think he will be and that’s a good thing already, “adds Deschamps.