“I’m genuinely astonished,” expressed France coach Didier Deschamps in response to Pogba’s failed drug test during his time at Juventus.

France head coach, Didier Deschamps has said that he was very ‘surprised’ by Juventus midfielder, Paul Pogba’s failed drug tests at Juventus.

Deschamps is also adamant that Pogba would not knowingly take a banned substance.

Pogba is potentially facing a lengthy ban after testosterone was found in his body system during a recent drugs test with Juventus.

The 30-year-old has the opportunity to submit an appeal but could be suspended for up to four years if found guilty.

However, Deschamps, who has worked extensively with Pogba during their time together in France’s national team, also revealed that he has already reached out to the former Manchester United star.

“Obviously I am very surprised but I have nothing to judge the matter on,” Deschamps told TF1.

“He has a lot of things on his plate, it is a very difficult time. I will have time to speak to him in the next few days, I have already sent him a message.”

Asked if he believed Pogba would have knowingly taken a banned substance, Deschamps added: ‘I can’t imagine it, knowing him he would not do it.”