With his new project in Serie A, the Cordovan is excited to be part of the list of 26 for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
From the call of Jose Mourinhothe Cordovan paulo dybala found in Rome a new starting point to reinvent itself in the Argentine National Teamwhere in a list of 23 for the Qatar World Cup 2022 today it would be in doubt, but not like that in the 26. And it is that the coach Lionel Scalloni opted for Joaquin Correa every time he had to cut payroll, like in the Copa America 2021.
“Unfortunately, last year I had several stoppages due to some injuries in Juventus and I could not have continuity beyond the fact that my numbers, due to the minutes played, were very good. Having been left without a contract caused a whole doubt to be created about what was happening with my football level. it was unexpected because he had an agreement to renew, but then things changed on the part of the club and the coach, who had a new project. Today, Mourinho opened the doors for me to have the possibility of arriving in Rome“he explained Dybalain a hand in hand with TyC Sportsbefore the friendlies against Honduras Y Jamaica in United States.
Asked if the decision to continue in the A series had to do with him Qatar World Cup 2022the former Institute clarified: “There was the FIFA date in September and then the World Cup. I played for Juventus for many years and it was difficult for me to go to another club in Italy. I know the League, I played for many years and I knew that it was not going to cost me to adapt. Today I am here, with the illusion of being (in the World Cup)“.
And I add: “The people who work with me wanted to make the best decision knowing all the projects that were coming. It was taken very quickly, it was a weekend in which Mourinho called me and we had several talks. Also at home with Tiago Pinto, the sporting director of Roma. That they showed me the project so closely, with the new investment group, was important. The club is incredible and will continue to grow“.
Five years ago, his famous line of “it is difficult to play with Lionel Messi“somehow condemned him in the Argentine National Team, since both the Jewel and the Flea started from the same position and the team needed them to win the games, but only one could fulfill that function. But now football seems to have given the former Palermo a rematch at 28 years old.
Although it is a clear option, the Albiceleste coaching staff has to physically evaluate Dybala at the Inter Miami venue. And it is that last weekend the footballer was injured in the warm-up and was absent in Rome. The intention of Scaloni it is always to put the starting team and then alternate, but for this double date the magnifying glass would be more on the doubts than the confirmations.
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What did José Mourinho say to Paulo Dybala to convince him and take him to Rome
“Such a coach says few things, but in a direct way. We had a lot of talks about the club, the city and his ideas. Incredible players with a lot of experience arrived, added to a young group that was already working and that added a title last year“he counted Dybalawho already has four goalsone for the UEFA Europa Leaguein a new season in the Old Continent.
A Mourinhoone of the most winning technicians in history, had not done very well in the premier league. In this last time he seemed to be in decline after passing through Tottenhambut in Romewhere already won the Europa League 2021-22, is also relaunched.
The bottle of wine that Lionel Scaloni gave to José Mourinho after Paulo Dybala’s transfer to Rome
“The coach has those things, I don’t know if they have communication. Walter Samuel was working with Mourinho at Inter and knows how he is. An outsider sometimes has an image, but when you meet him personally he is an amazing person.“, he concluded.
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