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Paulo Dybala – the treasure of Juventus (Part 2)

Dybala’s father, Adolfo, was the one who lit the dream of the Argentine striker. When Dybala was a child, Mr. Adolfo took his son every day for 65 km to the training ground. His lifelong dream was to see his son become a professional footballer.

Everything can never come true. In 2006, when Dybala was only 13 years old, Adolfo suffered from pancreatic cancer. He hid it so Dybala would not have to worry and put all his money on his son’s dream of soccer.

When Adolfo died, Dybala was just a player at the academy and had to take care of all the family life. Dybala’s teammates at the Instituto Club called him the nickname “El Pibe De La Penssion”, meaning the young man who had not worked yet had to take care of his pension book.

Facing pressure and successfully handling is what Dybala has always done in not only his career but also his life. During his time at Juve, Dybala was worried that he didn’t have enough experience to play for the strongest team in Italy.

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini even shouted “They are killing him” in Italian media when he saw Dybala be swallowed up in his early days at Juve.

But Dybala always knew how to return. He finished his first season at Juve with a Serie A title and 23 goals in all competitions, the best of the team.

With Dybala, Juve even advanced to the 2017 Champions League final. The Argentine striker contributed a great deal when he scored a brace to help Juve crush Barca full Messi – Neymar – Suarez 3-0 right on Italy.

When Paul Pogba left Juve in the summer of 2017, the responsibility for Dybala was even heavier when he was handed the legendary number 10 shirt. Alessandro Del Piero, Omar Sivori, Michel Platini or Roberto Baggio are the outstanding figures who have lit up the school with a black and white number 10 shirt on the back.

The more he was pressured, the more Dybala shone. He scored 26 goals that season and made every Juve-voiced character happy, from Del Piero, Fabio Capello to Pavel Nedved.

However, the biggest challenge for Dybala until Cristiano Ronaldo appeared at Juventus. He was sold for an informal way but was determined to stay. As a result, Dybala played his worst season. He had 10 goals throughout the season, directly raising doubts about being left out when Juve had a comprehensive CR7 both on and off the pitch.