Register Login Scores

Argentina Boss To Work On Messi & Dybala Relationship

Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli has admitted he will attempt to work on Lionel Messi and Paulo Dybala's on-field relationship ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Report: Barca's Greatest Ever XI

Many questioned Sampaoli's decision to leave Dybala on the bench in some of the Albiceleste's important World Cup qualifiers, with the Juventus forward considered to be one of the best young forwards in world football.

Sampaoli has hinted that the pair's similarities in playing style means they struggle to play together, but he has now insisted he will work hard at getting their partnership to work.

"In January, we will begin to work on the relationship on the pitch between Dybala and Messi," he said, according to Calciomercato.

"Paulo can also play as a No. 9, I am certain that they will do great things together."  

The manager also revealed why he has not been selecting Dybala's club teammate Gonzalo Higuain of late.

"Higuain is not of use to me in the short term, not because of a lack in his ability but because there is too much pressure on him from certain fans, but in the long term he will be evaluated on his performances, like any other player," he added.  

Reports: Shock Clause Included In Messi's New Barca Contract

Messi scored a hat-trick in Argentina's 3-1 win over Ecuador in their final qualifier to help the Albiceleste secure their ticket to Russia 2018. 

Do you think Argentina stand a chance of winning the World Cup in Russia? Let us know in the comments section below. 


Pogba Reveals His Favourite No. 7 In Man Utd History


Top 5

Billiat Out Again For Chiefs…

81 Dec 06, 2019 10:06 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

14 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

SAFA Boasts Cutting Down On R80 Million

6 Dec 06, 2019 07:45 AM in PSL

Best XI To Never Win The Ballon d'Or

18 Dec 04, 2019 07:22 PM in Ballon d’Or

Teko Takes Up Coaching Role

14 Dec 06, 2019 09:03 AM in PSL

Best XI To Never Win The Ballon d'Or

18 Dec 04, 2019 07:22 PM in Ballon d’Or

Killer Rides: A Look At Mphela’s Luxury Motor Evolution

2 Dec 02, 2019 09:14 AM in Stars & Their Cars

Messi Calls African Star's Ballon d'Or Place 'A Shame'

30 Dec 05, 2019 08:01 PM in Ballon d’Or

CR7 Teammate Makes Shocking Ballon d'Or Accusation

72 Dec 03, 2019 04:32 PM in Real Madrid

Larsen Appointed New Coach Of PSL Club

14 Dec 06, 2019 10:33 AM in Siyagobhoza

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

27 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

21 Sep 15, 2019 07:15 PM in Cadbury

PSL Club Distances Itself From Lebese Talk

16 Dec 06, 2019 12:14 PM in PSL