Tuesday December 12 2017
‘Dybala has lost his enthusiasm’

Palermo owner Maurizio Zamparini claims Juventus forward Paulo Dybala “still doesn’t know that happiness doesn’t lie in money” and has lost his enthusiasm.

Dybala started the season with 10 goals in his first six Serie A appearances, but the forward has scored just twice in the following 10 games and failed to score in any of Juve’s Champions League group matches.

“He’s going through a rough patch, but it’s no cause for concern,” Zamparini, who brought the 24-year-old to Europe, told Corriere dello Sport.

“It’s something that everyone goes through, especially those who go from earning €400,000 to €10m a year. It’s not something to laugh about.

“He still doesn’t know that happiness doesn’t lie in money, and this has possibly caused some decompensation, but he’s a smart lad and he’ll come out of it.

“I have no advice to give Marotta and Allegri, who are doing well. They just have to wait for Dybala and let him get his enthusiasm back.

“it’d be a mortal sin if he lost it, I had players, like Ilicic, who had great ability, but only if they played with enthusiasm.”

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