Sunday October 2 2016
Dybala: 'Juve don't complain'

Paulo Dybala targets Champions League glory, warns Gonzalo Higuain and reveals Juventus banned complaining. “We don’t do that here.”

The Bianconeri visit Empoli today. It kicks off at 11.30 UK time (10.30 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“Every year I set myself new objectives. This time I’d love to reach the Champions League Final and score one more goal than I did last season,” La Joya told La Stampa newspaper.

“Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Barcelona are in the running too, but we are on that level with them. A sixth consecutive Scudetto would make us legends, but the Champions League has more meaning.”

Dybala was without a goal yet this term until scoring a scorcher from 35 metres out against Dinamo Zagreb.

“It is said that we strikers live for goals, and to a degree that is true, as every game that went by became more and more difficult. I tried to relax, especially as I told myself I wasn’t playing that badly. Sooner or later the goal would come.”

The Argentine revealed why you won’t find Higuain publicly berating his teammates for not passing the ball.

“Last season, in my first few games, I raised my arms once to complain with a teammate for his choice of pass. When I got to the locker room, the club representatives told me: ‘We don’t do that here.’ And I never did again. Maybe they said the same to Higuain.”

This week Pipita told the media that he asks Dybala to play closer to him in attack, but the former Palermo man disagrees.

“In Zagreb we were too close. The defenders could’ve marked us with a cigarette in their mouths and not had to run at all.”