Paulo Dybala Discusses Playing With Both Cristiano Ronaldo And Lionel Messi
Paulo Dybala has described Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as 'phenomenal' and said he studies the duo.
Dybala plays with Ronaldo at Juventus while he shares the pitch with Messi for the Argentina national team.
The 26-year-old has discussed how it feels to play with the duo and how he learns from them both in unique ways.
'Who wouldn't want to work with the best?', Dybala told Spanish outlet El Pais per Daily Mail.
"My friends used to tell me, 'You have the best in the national team and now they bring you the best one at your club'. I told them that, for me, it's an advantage. I can study them every day.
"We are talking about two phenomenal players, one or two steps above the rest of the players, both at a footballing and mental level. It's not easy to keep up such rhythm and score 40 goals every season."
:speaking_head:️ - Dybala: "Cristiano and Messi feed off each other - they make each other stronger." pic.twitter.com/xQja4No3JY
- Barca Universal (@BarcaUniversal) November 26, 2019
Dybala is one of only two players in the world who get the chance to play with the duo.
Nelson Semedo is at Barcelona with Messi while playing with Ronaldo for Portugal.
Dybala was Juventus' key man before Ronaldo's arrival in 2018.
The former Palermo man was a focal point of the Serie A champions but has seen his role diminish since the 34-year-old's arrival.
He only scored five goals in the league last season and saw himself shifting on to the wing to accommodate 'CR7'.
On the international front, he's struggled to establish himself.
He's played 28 games for Argentina since his debut in 2015 but has found a consistent starting spot hard to nail down.
Messi as well as Angel Di Maria and Sergio Aguero have often been the preferred attacking trio.
But the forward has admitted he has a good relationship with Messi and Ronaldo.
"I have a great relationship with Cristiano, we talk a lot,"
"We talk about Juve, about the national team and about stuff that doesn't have anything to do with football."
He goes on to say it's similar with Messi despite the infrequency in which they see one another.
"It's the same with Leo. Our relationship has grown a lot.
"At a club you see each other every day, it's not the same in the national team."
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