MORE MUSCLES “Dybala has grown a lot physically and this is very important. Have you seen his thighs now? “, said Massimiliano Allegri after the match to Sky. The new Dybala and the result of work of targeted reinforcement, which allowed him to reach greater intensity in the field. When has arrived in Italy had few centimeters less and even many kilograms.

Just a year ago, the website of the Palermo attributed him 69 kg. Now that of Juve there is written  73  and is already a first indication of the growth of the boy. What is most significant, however, is the muscle mass: the Argentine has increased 3 kilos thanks to the training in Vinovo. With the Juve athletic staff he did a specific work on strength and endurance, because according to his physique was too weak for Allegri to support the surplus of movement that the coach asks of him: in Palermo was the first striker and only that, played more close to the goal and the expenditure of energy was less for sure.

At Juventus, regardless of the module and the position he occupies, has to go in and out all the time from the penalty area, move back to create spaces and throw himself in when he sees the right movement of the team-mate. To sustain this pace it takes the adequate physical structure. Dybala is fast and unpredictable, and knows how to jump the man and is attracted by the goal like a bull from the red. Allegri however saw him uncomfortable in the contrasts and worked on the muscles as well as on the tactics.

TACTICS AND FREEDOM “Compared to Palermo is a completely different work – confirmed Dybala Saturday night – sometimes I play as the second striker, other times as attacking midfielder. Against Milan I played as a second striker moving especially on the right, because Hernanes was going on the left, at Empoli I have got in to play the attacking midfielder because there was only Mandzukic in the field. I like to play more free when I can turn back behind the First striker, going both right and left. If Allegri gives me the freedom I feel more comfortable, but if he tells me to move in a certain way I have to be able to do that. “