Dybala: ‘Not just about goals’

Juventus forward Paulo Dybala says he has to improve his consistency but insists his game isn’t just about scoring goals.

The 24-year-old started the season with 12 goals in eight games, but has just two in his last 10 since that.

“I’m the first to say that I have to progress, but above all I think of playing a great match,” Dybala told France Football.

“If I make a decisive pass, I’m proud. The perfect example is against Milan. I didn’t score, but I think I put in a great performance.

“I was the source of two goals for [Gonzalo] Higuain, I helped the team to keep the ball, to win time, to obtain fouls.

“The important thing is that the team performs well, even if I’d like to score in every game.”

Coach Massimiliano Allegri has said Dybala needs to conserve his energy better…

“I must make sure not to drain myself, running for no reason or wanting to dribble past three or four players.

“It also depends how the match goes, sometimes we exhaust ourselves defending, we play deep and afterward we have to travel 80 metres to reach the goal, then I lose lucidity.”