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The Italian is excited about the Juventus starlet's
potential but does not believe that will develop into
the "phenomenon" that the Barcelona ace has
Fabio Capello says that while Paulo Dybala can be a
big hit at Juventus, it is wrong to compare the
attacker to Lionel Messi.

Dybala took Serie A by storm last season, scoring
13 times in 35 appearances for Palermo to earn
himself a €32 million move to Turin.

Rosanero president Maurizio Zamparini repeatedly
compared the 21-year-old to four-time Ballon d'Or
winner Messi and Dybala has made an impressive
start to his Juve career, netting three goals in his
first four competitive outings.

However, Capello still believes that there is much
room for improvement and says that the
comparisons with Messi are wide of the mark.
"Messi was already doing certain things at 17 at
Barcelona that made one realise that he would
become a phenomenon," the former Juve boss told
the Gazzetta dello Sport .

"Dybala needs time to better understand how to play
for a big team.
"However, he has all the qualities to do so:
imagination, dribbling and a left for that he knows
how to hurt teams with."

While Dybala has started the season well, Juve
have not, with the reigning Italian champions
collecting just one point from their opening three
Serie A fixtures.

Consequently, there is a modicum of pressure on
coach Massimiliano Allegri, even though the former
AC Milan boss led the Old Lady to a domestic
double last season, as well as the final of the
Champions League.

However, Capello feels that the 48-year-old is well
used to handling such situations and is confident
that the deadline-day signing of midfield ace
Hernanes from Inter will aid Juve's recovery.
"Max is an experienced coach now," he added. "He
knows what he has to do and how to manage
certain moments.

"And from training Juventus, he knows that a
season of transition just does not exist.
"Anyway, Juve have a defensive system of play that
they know very well and this is important.

"They will need a little while to gel in the offensive
phase, but I believe that the arrival of Hernanes can
help them rediscover the old fluidity of their game."

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