Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli has spoken about the departures of Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal ahead of the Italian giants’ Champions League semi-final clash against Monaco.
The duo, who both left the side in recent seasons, have gone on to achieve very little in Europe’s premier competition since leaving Juve.
Pogba left the Old Lady last season to join Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United revolution, while Vidal left Juve in 2015 for Bayern Munich following the Turin club’s defeat to Barcelona in that season’s Champions League final.
Pogba joined United knowing the side would be competing in the Europa League, while Munich have been knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid at the quarter-final stage.
Speaking to Tuttosport, the 36-year-old defender seemed indifferent over the duo’s decisions to leave Juve.
“Those are their choices,” Barzagli shrugged.
“No-one would expect that they leave and a year later the team reaches the Champions League semis.
“I spoke to Pogba just after the Genoa match, on the one hand he’s happy but on the other he’d like to be here.”
Juventus face Monaco at the Stade Louis II next week, with the return fixture at the Juventus Stadium the week after.
The winner of the tie will face Real or Atletico Madrid in the final.