Massimiliano Allegri and Paul Pogba were handed a magnificent welcome at this afternoon’s preview of Wednesday’s exhibition match with the ISL Stars at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium.
Speaking in front of a 300-strong crowd in the team hotel, the duo couldn’t fail to hide their looks of surprise as they got to grips with the incredible level of interest that surrounds their every move in Indonesia.
Acknowledging the reception afforded to the team in Jakarta, Pogba began: “We’re surprised to see so much enthusiasm from fans based so far away. I would like to thank everyone for their support and we hope to put on a good show tomorrow night.”
After following suit with a word of thanks, Allegri moved on to speak about the Bianconeri's preparations: “We’ve got three friendly games to play on tour, four in total before the start of the season, and we’ll be making the most of them to get into shape for the big kick-off. Tomorrow will serve as a good workout for the lads.”