Paulo Dybala has insisted that he doesn’t struggle playing with the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, despite criticisms that he can’t compliment the pair.
The forward plays alongside Messi for the Argentine national team, while Ronaldo joined him at Juventus in the summer of 2018.
Dybala went on to register a measly 10 goals in 42 games for the Italian champions last season, but now looks back to his best, and he admits that his own friends doubted whether he could play alongside such stellar talent
“My friends used to say that I had Messi in the national team and then Juve went and signed Cristiano, but I said they were wrong,” Dybala told El Pais, as quoted by Marca, denying that Ronaldo’s arrival was bad for him.
“Who doesn’t want to play with the best? I can study them every day. We’re talking about two phenomenons. Two players who are two steps above anyone else.”
Dybala went on to say that he has forged a strong friendship with Ronaldo since he arrived in Turin, while his relationship with Messi remains strong when they’re together with the national side.
“I have good vibes with Cristiano,” he added. “We talk a lot and sometimes for a long time. We talk about Juve, the national team, but also about things that have nothing to do with football.
“With Leo too. My relationship with him has grown a lot. We share mate in the afternoons and we’re part of a group who play jokes on the others.”
After a Deadline day move to Tottenham collapsed this summer, Dybala has looked a man reborn this season, playing in tandem with Ronaldo and the returning Gonzalo Higuian up top for Juventus He’s scored seven goals and set up a further three in 16 games across all competitions for the Old Lady this campaign.