Dybala row sorted after forward apologised, reveals Juventus boss Allegri

0
54


PAULO DYBALA is back in Juventus’ good books after apologising for a tantrum.

The Argentina striker left the bench early as an unused substitute last weekend after Gervinho’s late double earned Parma a shock 3-3 away draw.

Paulo Dybala could even be recalled as skipper tomorrow after apologising for leaving the bench early as an unused substitute against Parma last weekend
Paulo Dybala could even be recalled as skipper tomorrow after apologising for leaving the bench early as an unused substitute against Parma last weekend
Getty – Contributor

And Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri said: “He had an attitude that is not appropriate, he understood that. Case closed.

“He apologised, as it was right to do from a clever boy like him, to whom the club has given important responsibility – the number 10 jersey and the captain’s armband when [Giorgio] Chiellini is not available.”

Allegri admitted Dybala has faced a tough, new challenge this season following the £105million summer arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid.

Former Milan chief Allegri said: “His position on the field has not changed, only the characteristics of those who play alongside him have.

Paulo Dybala took centre stage for unwanted reasons last weekend after his reaction - but has been labelled clever for saying sorry and knuckling down
Paulo Dybala took centre stage for unwanted reasons last weekend after his reaction – but has been labelled clever for saying sorry and knuckling down
Getty – Contributor
Argentina striker Paulo Dybala is again battling for his place this season - especially after the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo
Argentina striker Paulo Dybala is again battling for his place this season – especially after the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo
Getty – Contributor

“The difference is that last year there was [Gonzalo] Higuain and [Mario] Mandzukic; this year there is Ronaldo and Mandzukic.

“He touches the same amount of balls, has the same opportunities. I do not tell him to be a full-back.

“Sometimes you try to find things that do not exist. I laugh when I read certain things but people like to fill their mouths. I listen and enjoy it.”

But Allegri confirmed Dybala’s Parma petulance is now behind him – and the 25-year-old might even skipper Juve at Sassuolo in Serie A tomorrow.

Paulo Dybala was unhappy to be left on the bench as Parma fought back to earn a 3-3 draw at Juve
Paulo Dybala was unhappy on the bench as Parma fought back to earn a draw
Alamy Live News

Champions Juventus are nine points clear at the top, while Sassuolo are a respectable 11th.

Allegri initially reacted to Dybala’s late antics against Parma by joking the ex-Palermo star was just a cold person.

But he was reportedly far angrier than he revealed publicly – until Dybala apologised.

Allegri said: “Tomorrow Dybala or [Federico] Bernardeschi will play. If Dybala plays, he could be the captain but I have to decide.”

//players.brightcove.net/5067014667001/default_default/index.min.js




LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here