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Allegri insists there is "absolutely no problem with Dybala"

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Allegri insists there is "absolutely no problem with Dybala"

Allegri: Absolutely no problem with Dybala

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Paulo Dybala was again among the substitutes as Juventus took on Roma, but Massimiliano Allegri assured there is no issue with the player.

Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri insists there is no problem with Paulo Dybala after the star forward was again on the bench.

Reports of a rift between Dybala and club have developed after Juve vice-president Pavel Nedved this month urged him to "make lots of sacrifices in his private life".

The Argentina international started and scored in the Coppa Italia victory over Genoa midweek but started among the substitutes for the third successive Serie A match as the Bianconeri overcame Roma 1-0 on Saturday.

Dybala was not granted a single minute by Allegri, but he reiterated his desire to keep the 24-year-old fresh for the entire season.

Allegri insists there is no problem with Dybala

"There is absolutely no problem – the problem would be not having him," Allegri told Premium Sport.

"He has done a lot and will do a lot more for Juventus, but right now I'm choosing other players that are just as important as him. The season is long.

"We needed more solidity tonight because Roma are a very physical team, that's all.

"But Paulo is finding the ideal physical and mental form. He plays in a great team and respects the decisions. It's a moment, but it's absolutely not a problem."

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