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'Comparing Dybala To Messi Is Unfair'

'Comparing Paulo Dybala To Lionel Messi Is Unfair'

By Keegan Kruger - Jan 19, 2018 09:29 AM @KeeganKruger

A former Real Madrid and FC Barcelona star believes that although Paulo Dybala is one of the brightest talents in football, it is unfair to compare him to Blaugrana superstar Lionel Messi.

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The 24-year-old has dazzled the world with his performances since his move to Juventus from Palermo in 2015, and has often been tipped as the heir to his fellow countryman.

Michael Laudrup, a former Denmark international, does not agree with the comparisons between the two players as he feels there will never be another player who can replicate what Messi does.

"He's (Dybala) a talent," Laudrup told Omnisport.

"The problem, I think, is that he's from Argentina and he's another player that people like to say could be the next Messi.

"No, there is no next Messi now. To see the next Messi, we'll have to wait. I don't think I'll see the next Messi in my lifetime.

"You don't see a player like that every 10 years, or every 15. Maybe we'll have to wait 25, 30 years, 50 years to see another player like that. This is the standard you use sometimes.

"He (Dybala) is from Argentina, he's left-footed, he's not so tall, the way he is moving.

"But I don't think it benefits him that he's compared to Messi because he is no Messi. He is a very talented player, but he is no Messi."

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Dybala has made 145 Serie A appearances in his career so far, scoring 60 goals and assisting 30 further strikes.

Do you think it's fair to compare Dybala to Messi? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Maclane Joined: 18 Sep 2015
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Maclane Jan 19, 2018 11:39 AM
There is only one Messiah. A 1/7bn probability of having another in our lifetime. He's like a myth, an omen such that 100 years to come people will not believe there really was creature like him
Romeo Maps88 Joined: 15 Sep 2017
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Romeo Maps88 Jan 19, 2018 11:10 AM
God will never create another player like Messi ever again, we're the luckiest to have watched him play guys. Jealous aside, I know we don't love barca all but let's appreciate the luck of having been around to witness Messi talent
shadae Joined: 26 Aug 2014
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shadae Jan 19, 2018 11:02 AM
yes i agree is not messi he will just surpass him
Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Jan 19, 2018 10:35 AM
There wil be never be player like messi
nazzi the second Joined: 23 Oct 2017
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nazzi the second Jan 19, 2018 09:42 AM
the next messi is not born yet or if he is born is still in his infancy, ronaldo the portuguese messi
tinashe nengomasha Joined: 09 Nov 2017
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tinashe nengomasha Jan 19, 2018 09:39 AM
No1 wil match messi god given talent

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