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Juventus legend Andrea Pirlo has urged Paulo Dybala to train with the same desire as Cristiano Ronaldo in order to secure a regular starting role with the Bianconeri. The Argentina international has witnessed a tough introduction to the new Serie A season and he has managed just 100 minutes of action from the first three matches.

As such, there has been plenty of speculation regarding the Argentine’s future in Turin but Pirlo has advised the Bianconero to impress the manager with the intensity in training, he said: “Accepting that you’re not a starter at this stage of the season isn’t easy for anyone. Paulo will do everything to play as much as possible: if he trains with Ronaldo’s desire then it will be difficult to leave him out. When you don’t play, it means you have to do even more. You must do your bit: Dybala’s qualities aren’t in question. To become a crucial player for Juventus, he must find something from inside. First and foremost, he must do it for himself.”


“Despite Pirlo’s comments, Dybala’s future has been greatly discussed across “
the media over the past few days and Palermo president“Maurizio Zamparini has recently“ confirmed that there are clubs from Spain and England, who are prepared to offer him the escape route at the turn of the calendar year.

Dybala recently witnessed a frustrating international break after managing just one substitute appearance for Argentina and that surely came as a surprise, given the country were without their talismanic captain in Lionel Messi. The Barcelona star’s desire to play on the right wing had often forced Argentina to keep Dybala on the substitutes’ bench and that trend continued during the recent internationals against Guatemala and Colombia despite the Blaugrana star making himself unavailable. Dybala could feature for Juventus this weekend they entertain Sassuolo at the Allianz Stadium.