London - Giorgio Chiellini said that former Juventus player Paul
Pogba was like NBA champion LeBron James and sprint star Usain Bolt as
Chiellini lamented his side's loss at the weekend.
"We're not used to losing and, in addition to this,
we've lost a player like Pogba, who was the LeBron James of football and, even
when you didn't notice him, he was impressive," Chiellini told Sky Sport
Italia after their 2-1 loss to Serie A rivals ACF Fiorentina on Sunday.
"Pogba was our Usain Bolt. He allowed us to play in a
certain way. Now we've changed. We're working on it and [Juventus manager
Massimiliano] Allegri is not an idiot."
Pogba played at the Turin-based side for four years and won
four Scudettos before returning to Manchester United at the start of this
"We've changed players and now we are a side like any
other," Chiellini said.
Defending champions Juve are at the top of the Serie A
table, on point ahead of AS Roma with a game in hand.