Be yourself and stop being carried away to be the new Messi – Massimiliano Allergi tells ex Juventus star
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has opened up on Paulo Dybala’s time with the Bianconeri and has advised the Argentine to put long-standing comparisons with Lionel Messi behind him.
Dybala was touted as Messi’s natural heir in Argentina but has since seen his fortunes dwindle in Europe. The 28-year-old star burst onto the scene in 2015 and enjoyed a stellar start to his stint in Turin.
Argentina’s Lionel Messi fills Dybala’s creative role, and the Argentinean national team has struggled to get the best out of him.
While speaking to DAZN, Allegri alluded to the similarities between the two players and urged his former protege to stop trying to emulate one of the game’s all-time greats.
He said; “Dybala has to go back to being himself. There was a moment when he got carried away by being the new Messi. You cannot copy or emulate someone else. Paulo has a lot to give to football, he has extraordinary technical qualities, but he has to go back to focusing on the latter.”
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Paulo Dybala has scored 115 goals in 293 appearances for Juventus, making him one of the most prolific forwards in the modern era. Although his recent form has been concerning, Juventus have suffered as a result of his poor play.
As a member of Argentina’s national team, Dybala must prove himself at his new club in order to be considered for the 2022 World Cup. Time is running out for the former Bianconeri star with the likes of Lautaro Martinez and Angel Correa excelling at club level. According to reports, Inter Milan are interested in bringing Paulo Dybala to the San Siro, where he could thrive. Despite his age, the 28-year-old forward still has plenty of potential to develop in Italy’s top division.
Roma LegenFrancesco Totti is willing to go extra mile to secure the signature of Paulo Dybala and also declare to give him his number 10 when he arrives.