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Nasri defends Juventus midfielder Pogba: The doctors should know it

  /  autty

Former France midfielder Samir Nasri has rejected Paul Pogba's doping claims.

The Juventus midfielder has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for testosterone last week. Pogba has requested a counter-analysis hearing which will be heard on October 5.

Nasri, who was hit with a doping ban late in his career, stated: "If Pogba gets a one-year ban, I think we won't see him at a great level again, because he won't be able to work in a training centre for ten months.

"When it happened to me, I decided not to do anything. In fact, to celebrate. Afterwards I trained with West Ham. It takes a lot of mental strength, because for ten months you have to train at home, in the gym, or even outside.

"I had a doctor's note who prescribed me a vitamin injection, there was no doping product, it was simply the dosage that was above the limit. I understand footballers who may not be aware of taking doping products, but sports doctors know it.

"Whoever recommended it to them is not really a friend or is completely off track."