Pirlo identifies Ronaldo as reason for Dybala’s struggle at Juventus


Italy legend, Andrea Pirlo has claimed that Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo is the reason why forward, Paulo Dybala has been struggling for Max Allegri’s side this season.

Pirlo, a former AC Milan and Juventus midfield maestro, claimed that the Portuguese international is behind the reason why Dybala’s value has decreased, adding that it was a psychological problem for the Argentine international since Ronaldo joined Juventus.

Dybala, who is now out of action for three weeks and is set to return for the last three games of the season, has been struggling at Juventus since the arrival of Ronaldo from Real Madrid last summer.

Speaking on why Dybala has been struggling this season, Pirlo said on Sky Sport: “Dybala’s value has decreased and that’s not Juventus’ fault.

“I think the problem is psychological. When you have the chance to play with a striker like Cristiano Ronaldo you should be happy about playing with him, you should be happy to learn from such a great champion.

“Dybala needs to understand that he is playing for Juventus, not in a medium team. Everyone will try to help him but he is the one who must recharge batteries, he must become the same player that he used to be.”