Register Login Scores

Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Dybala: What Messi Told Me After My Controversial Remarks

Paulo Dybala, who found himself in hot water recently when he admitted he struggles to play alongside Lionel Messi, has now revealed what the Argentine told him when they met for the first time after his controversial remarks.

Read: Messi Comments On Possible Rift With Dybala

The 23-year-old has opened up about his controversial interview, and said Messi just laughed the quotes off and advised him not to take everything in the media too seriously.

"As soon as I arrived at the national team training camp, I went to face him," Dybala told TyC Sports, as quoted by Marca.

"I said 'Leo...', and he started to laugh because he already understood.

"I then realised there was no need to clarify anything. There was no need to talk about it.

"It was five or 10 seconds and he told me to remain calm and that there was no issue."

Dybala also insisted that his quotes were misinterpreted and that Messi is, in fact, one of his idols.

"It was an interview with 22 questions and 18 of them were about Messi," he added.

"I said really nice things about him in 17 of those questions, as I consider Messi an idol.

"It was misinterpreted and it hurt me."

Gallery: Argentina, Spain, Germany & Co. Launch Retro Inspired World Cup Kits

Many consider Dybala to be Messi's successor at international level, but the 23-year-old, who has begun the new campaign with 13 goals in 17 games for Juventus, is yet to find the back of the net for Argentina's senior side.

Do you think Dybala and Messi should both be in Argentina's starting XI at the World Cup next year? Have your say in the comments section below.

Nine Records Messi Could Still Break?

Emotional Neymar Hits Out At The Media

Gallery: The Biggest Stadiums In Africa


Top 5

Are Pirates On Downs’ Level? Ncikazi Answers…

72 Nov 29, 2021 01:08 PM in Orlando Pirates

Managers Who’ve Already Been Sacked This Season

Nov 08, 2021 12:26 PM in English Premier League

The 12 Coaching Changes So Far This Season...

1 Nov 29, 2021 04:04 PM in PSL

7 Players Xavi Could Get Rid Of At Barca

4 Nov 09, 2021 01:26 PM in LaLiga

Warning From Baxter On Chiefs Front Three

39 Nov 30, 2021 10:00 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Dr President – Inside Mkhize’s Glamourous Graduation Celebrations

9 Nov 29, 2021 10:42 AM in The Best Of The Rest

Best Friends! Hotto & His Wife’s Cutest Looks Together

4 Nov 29, 2021 02:58 PM in The Best Of The Rest

Maluleka & 4 Others Struggling For Action At Sundowns

55 Nov 30, 2021 05:01 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Ghana Move On From Penalty Drama?

21 Dec 01, 2021 01:29 PM in African Football

21 Goals, 8 Scorers: How Downs Are Getting It Done

20 Nov 29, 2021 11:47 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

BREAKING! All The Ballon d'Or Nominees Revealed

5 Oct 08, 2021 06:33 PM in Ballon d’Or

Swallows Confirm Plan B After Truter Exit

8 Nov 30, 2021 06:58 AM in PSL

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

25 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Khanye: Sometimes I Feel Sad For Billiat & Dolly

44 Nov 29, 2021 11:45 AM in Kaizer Chiefs