Pogba crisis is normal, says Llorente

The striker has backed his team-mate to come good after an inconsistent run of form since the January transfer window
Fernando Llorente has offered his backing to Juventus team-mate Paul Pogba, stating that his "small crisis" is understandable for a player of his tender years.

The 20-year-old midfielder has enjoyed a stunning first 18 months for the Bianconeri but struggled since being linked with a move away from the club in the January transfer window.

But Llorente - who is Pogba's room-mate on away trips - has dismissed any long term concerns over the France international.

He told Tuttosport: "I don't think we should attach any importance to Pogba's small crisis.

"It's normal that you can spend moments of this kind, especially at 20, when you may feel more pressure and maybe you are less experienced at managing the effects of fatigue.

"But I have no doubt he will become one of the best players in the world  I really have no doubts about this."