Tuesday January 10 2017
Baggio: 'Dybala is the future'

Roberto Baggio praised Francesco Totti, believes Paulo Dybala “is the future” and hailed Juventus, Roma and Napoli.

Il Divin Codino is in Florence for a sponsorship event and spoke to news agency Ansa.

“Many players are doing well with the Number 10 jersey on their backs,” said Baggio.

“I have to single out Totti for praise, because it’s not easy to reach his age and still be as decisive as he clearly is for Roma.

“Dybala is the future, I think, an immense talent who can do even better. Federico Bernardeschi has great talent. Obviously you need experience and patience, but he’s got the quality.”

Juventus are top of the table and on track for a sixth consecutive Serie A title.

“You don’t win five Scudetti in a row as a fluke,” noted Baggio. “They are doing very well and are the favourites to win again, even if there are sides like Roma who are doing very well.

“Juve are a great club and have this organisation that provides the solid foundation, which allows the players to give their best and focus only on football. The squad knows there is a club behind them that will support their every need.

“Both Luciano Spalletti’s Roma and Maurizio Sarri’s Napoli play very good football. They are very entertaining and achieve success via a style of football that not everyone can offer.”

Will Baggio return to the training ground in future as a Coach or director?

“Football remains for me a great passion and I watch it from afar. It’s an advantage to be a bit detached when judging sides. I am continuing work on something for young players and we’ll see in future.”