Wednesday March 21 2018
Higuain: 'Dybala must stay strong'

Gonzalo Higuain has given Juventus and Argentina teammate Paulo Dybala advice. “If he keeps a strong head, he’ll be a really great player.”

Pipita is in Argentina with his national team preparing for Friday’s friendly against Italy, whereas Dybala was left off the squad list after a recent injury lay-off.

“I already knew of Paulo when I was at Napoli and he played for Palermo,” Higuain told TyC Sports.

“He had a great campaign there and scored many goals. Juve signed him, he continued to grow and improve at a high level.

“Paulo is a friend as well as a teammate, so I try to reassure and look after him, give him advice. He has this enormous potential, is only 24 years old, but the important thing is not to skip steps or go too quickly. It’s a learning process.

“If he keeps a strong head, he’ll be a really great player. He is at an age where he feels brave, I know as I’ve been through it, and if you’re not strong mentally, you could be in trouble.

“Praise is so plentiful one day and you’re on the crest of a wave, the next they’re tearing you down. You must be strong to ride through that.”

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