Allegri insists it is recognition well deserved.
"The Ballon d'Or is an award that's given out based on what you do over the course of a season.
"The Italian sides did little or nothing in Europe, and the national team unfortunately didn't do very well at the World Cup, so it's normal [for no Italian players to be nominated].
"As for Pogba, I think it's good for him. The extension of his contract and the adjustments that were made by Juventus shows he's a player who is held in very high regard.
"He has everything needed to be a top player, so now it's up to him to do so, and become one of the best three best midfielders in the world."
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