Pogba still has to improve – Allegri
The France international teed up Stephan Lichtsteiner for Juve’s equaliser but the Italians could not push on to take all three points in the Champions League and reach the last-16. Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri described Paul Pogba’s performance in the 1-1 draw at Borussia Monchengladbach as “important” but called for more from the midfielder.
Following Fabian Johnson’s opening goal for the hosts, Pogba delivered a spectacular, perfectly-weighted lob to set Stephan Lichtsteiner up for an equalising goal that he struck with relish, having just returned to the Juventus side after heart surgery.
A win would have seen Allegri’s side safely through to the Champions League knockout stages, but the sending off of Hernanes for a dangerous challenge on Alvaro Dominguez hampered Juve’s chances of scoring a late winner.
Pogba’s performance belied his struggle for form in the early part of the season, and Allegri praised the France midfielder but also called for him to improve.