Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has opened up on his relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo and Max Allegri.
Dybala has been a key figure in Allegri’s plans in Turin but reports of a potential rift between the two emerged following an incident in the Parma match. Juventus lost the momentum in the match and conceded late goals as defensive lapses allowed the Serie-A club to make it 3-3.
Despite having the opportunity Allegri didn’t use the Argentine in the match and Dybala expressed his frustration by leaving the dugout before even the match finished.
Later both the manager and the player bury the hatchet and the latter even apologised for his childish activity.
Dybala said, “I have learned a great deal from him, particularly in terms of the way we work, how to be a model professional and being fully focused during training so that you know what to expect during games.
“The coach has helped me an awful lot. Right from the first day that I arrived here, although I’ve played in a number of positions, he’s always given me the freedom to go out, perform and play where I wanted to.
“I think that trust is very important and it’s a really good feeling when a player feels they’re part of what such a big club is trying to achieve.”
The Argentine international also heaps praises on his teammate Cristiano Ronaldo. “[Ronaldo is] a laid-back and normal guy, like the rest of us. Despite all he’s achieved throughout his career, he’s always been very gracious in the dressing room.
“That helps to make you feel comfortable when you’re in the presence of such a player. I compare him to Leo Messi, because everyone else does, and I think that they’re two exceptional players; as I said, you learn a great deal from players and people like them, both on and off the field.”