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Paulo Dybala: ‘Buffon is the greatest of all time’

May 11, 2017

Paulo Dybala calls Gigi Buffon “the number one of all number ones” and insists Juve will not be playing for a draw against Roma this weekend.

In a lengthy interview with Sky Sport Italia, La Joya talked about the upcoming match against the Giallorossi this weekend as well as promises he made to his teammates after the Champions League final in 2015.

“We are very focused on this match. We know that it will not be easy at all,” he told Sky.

“It’s true that a draw would be enough, but we always play to win. Facing Roma is always difficult because they have great players.”

“Gigi? for me, Buffon is definitely the number one of all number ones that there have been in football history.

“We are lucky enough to play with him. We enjoy it and we hope it lasts for longer.

Dybala turned his attention to the upcoming Champions League final and Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane.

“I would’ve loved to play alongside Zidane, because we all know his quality. I admired his technique, the way he moved on the pitch, dribbling past players and making it look so easy.

“Everyone saw what a great player he was and now he’s proving himself to be a great Coach too. I think we could’ve worked well together on the field.

“I think that I have improved a great deal being part of the Juve mentality, of always stepping on to the field to win, no matter which team you are up against.

“We know the Coach is very important for us, and personally he has helped a huge amount over the last two years, helping me to grow as a player and as a person, not to mention settling me into the role where I am playing now.

“My best form was the week of the two legs against Barcelona. I was in great shape physically, had so much belief in myself and I think that was one of the best moments of my career.

“The second goal against Barcelona was my favourite too, along with my free kick against Palermo.

Finally, the young Argentine discussed meeting the Juve squad shortly before their 2015 clash against Barcelona.

“The first time I met my new Juve teammates was when they invited me to attend the Champions League Final against Barcelona in Berlin.

“I returned to Italy on the plane with them and that’s when I got to meet most of the players. They welcomed me and in particular Claudio Marchisio said we had to get back out there and return to playing the Final.

“I always remember that phrase, and now that we really are there again… I hope for a different result.

“Rome is one of my favourite cities in the world and I made my Palermo debut at the Stadio Olimpico, so it’s very special for me. We are very concentrated on this match and know full well it won’t be easy.

“It’s true that a draw would be enough for the Scudetto, but we always play to win. Roma have many great players, not just Francesco Totti, but I hope to say hello to him. He’s a Gladiator.

“The free-kick challenge with Del Piero? We talked about it and realised that, fortunately, we’ll have to wait until after June 3. It’s great having Gigi in goal for this event.”

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