Paulo DYBALA spoke to TyC Sports regarding the World Cup, his Argentina debut and Lionel MESSI.
At only 24 years old, Paulo DYBALA has already established himself as a star player for his club. With Juventus, he wears the number 10 shirt and younger kids watch him play and try to learn from him. But DYBALA himself tries to learn and he tries to learn from his idol, Lionel MESSI. Here’s what he had to say about Argentina’s captain:
“I always had Leo (MESSI) as an idol. I always admired him and I continue to admire him for what he does, for what he did and for what he will continue to do. He’s an incredible footballer, one you try to watch and learn even the smallest of details.
“Watching him play is incredible but I’m also lucky enough to be able to watch him train every day and that’s even more (extra).”
In regards to the upcoming FIFA World Cup, DYBALA sees France as one of the nations to look out for.
“They have a team with very important players and young players with a big future in their national team. It would be better to avoid them.
“If you want to get to the final, a lot of the time you have to play against the best. Brazil, Germany, Spain or France are the teams that will be at the top and they have been showing that for several years now.”
Having been handed his debut for Argentina by coach Gerardo “Tata” MARTINO a few years ago now, DYBALA recalls his debut stating that his hands began to sweat.
“When MARTINO called me to go in, my hands started to sweat. It was something unusual because it had never happened to me before. Everything just happened so fast. From my first year at Instituto to making the jump to Europe to being in the National Team at just 21 years old.”