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Dybala does not want to be new Messi

Arrigo Sacchi admits he's urged his old club to sign Paulo Dybala

Juventus striker Paulo Dybala have publicly asked the fans and reporters to stop comparing his to Lionel Messi.

“I really admire and respect Messi,” the 23-year-old told La Repubblica ahead of the Tuesday UCL quarterfinal against Barcelona.

“He has won the Champions League many times, and I’m only dreaming about the first. I play for Juve and I want to win. On the pitch we are equal and I will do everything to beat him.

“Am I the new Messi? People need to understand that I am Paulo Dybala and I want to continue to be so. I understand the comparisons and expectations on me from the Argentinians, but I do not want to be the new Messi or the Messi of the future,” the Argentinian international concluded on the matter.