‘I told Cristiano Ronaldo you are hated in Argentina because of your figure and how you walk’: Paulo Dybala reveals details of frank conversation he had with his Juventus team-mate
- Paulo Dybala told team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo he is not liked in Argentina
- Dybala has been surprised as to how modest Ronaldo has been at Juventus
- Ronaldo joined Juventus for £88m in the summer of 2018 from Real Madrid
Paulo Dybala has told Juventus team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo he is hated in Argentina because of his figure and how he walks.
Dybala also said that he has been left surprised by Ronaldo as the Portuguese superstar has been a lot more modest than he thought he would be.
Ronaldo and Dybala have struck up a close bond since the former Real Madrid forward arrived in Italy in the summer of 2018.
Paulo Dybala has revealed the details of a frank conversation he had with Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo shows off his muscular physique on a recent post on his Instagram account
And it appears their friendship has allowed Dybala to be open and honest about Juventus’ main man.
Dybala, speaking to the Argentinian Football Association, said of Ronaldo: ‘I said to him, “Cristiano, in Argentina, we hate you a bit because of your figure, because of how you are, of how you walk”.
‘The truth is that, you’ve surprised me because I’ve found you to be different.’
Dybala is one of a few players who have had the privilege of playing alongside both Ronaldo and his rival Lionel Messi.
Dybala also cleared up his comments made about his relationship with Lionel Messi
Dybala and Messi have struggled to impress when playing together for Argentina with the Juventus star previously highlighting the problem in the media.
He insists that he addressed the matter last summer in hope that it would improve Argentina’s national team rather than hinder it.
Dybala added: ‘I’ve never intended to criticise a team-mate, I simply wanted to improve something that was happening.
‘I spoke about it with Leo because we’re both very similar tactically.
‘I didn’t have many minutes at the World Cup or the Copa America but, at the same time, I always respected the decisions of the coaches because Argentina is very prestigious.’
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