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Juventus striker Paulo Dybala: I don't think I can play with Messi

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Edgar Davids says comparisions with Lionel Messi will only hurt Juventus' Paulo Dybala - "leave him to grow in peace".

Little wonder then that Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri had an interesting answer for those commentators who argued that Juventus, especially in the first half without Dybala, had played badly against Chievo: "I don't know how well or badly Juventus played but I do know that we won". Take the last two finals, they played the best team in the world at their best.

"Winning the Champions League can't be an objective, it is a dream". "And if he does he should go to a team with a project already formed where he can join".

The former Palermo youngster has often been likened to his fellow Argentina global due to his style of play, his nationality and the fact they are both left-footed.

Of 23-year-old Dybala, there may still be much to recount of a player who, in the expectations of some Argentinian observers, will one day inherit the Messi mantle for Argentina. He gets dozens of goals per year, especially in the decisive games.

"It's a bit hard for me to play with him because I play in his position".

Manager Jorge Sampaoli has shown a preference for starting both men behind a focal point centre-forward of late, though the Albiceleste have majorly struggled for goals, leading to questions surrounding whether Messi and Dybala should share the pitch together at all. "But so are (Gonzalo) Higuain, (Miralem) Pjanic and (Andrea) Barzagli". Even in 2015, with them [Barcelona] at their best they proved they weren't so inferior.