Massimiliano Allegri is not worried about the absence of Dusan Vlahovic and said that the striker returned to training on Friday.
Vlahovic struggles with a groin injury as Juventus prepare to restart the Serie A season against Cremonese next Wednesday after the World Cup break.
The Serbian international scored in his only World Cup start in Qatar, scoring against the Swiss in a 3-2 win.
Vlahovic is the Bianconeri’s top scorer this season with seven goals and head coach Allegri is not bothered by his injury problems.
He said after a 1-1 friendly draw against Standard on Friday: “No. I never worry, think about my life philosophy. I see all things as a possibility.
“If we had [Paul] Pogba and probably all the great players we have. [Fabio] Miretti, [Nicolo] Fagioli wouldn’t play.
“They’re all good at saying, ‘Don’t let young players play.’ Young players, unless they are extraordinary players, play when certain situations arise.”
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Pogba is rebuilding his fitness after missing the World Cup due to a knee injury.
The 29-year-old is waiting for his first appearance of the season since reuniting with the Turin giants after leaving Manchester United.
Allegri said of the France midfielder: “Pogba has been running for four or five days now, he works and his knee responds well.
“Then there is [Mattia] De Sciglio who works [Juan] Cuadrado ran and his knee does not bother, [Leonardo] Bonucci’s inflammation gradually subsides. We need to be confident and focus on what we have.”
Allegri was also able to provide encouraging information about Federico Chiesa’s fitness.
“Today he had a personalized and therefore differentiated job planned, yesterday he was part of the team and I saw him very well, even too much, and stopped him,” he said of the Italian striker.