Udinese patron Giampaolo Pozzo has defended Juventus wing-back Mauricio Isla.

The Chile international has struggled since his summer move from Udinese.

"I'm sure that I sold an important player to Juventus, a player worthy of their club," Pozzo told Tuttosport.

"The value of Isla in Udine was under the eyes of everyone.

"Knowing the boy as I do, thanks to his character and personality, he'll return to his levels."