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Coronavirus: Dybala thanks support and says he's 'healed'

Juventus forward Paulo Dybala spoke of his determination to play football, with Serie A on hold due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Coronavirus: I never thought I'd miss football so much – Juve star Dybala

Juventus star Paulo Dybala has said that he did not expect to miss football as much as he has amid the coronavirus pandemic. And on Wednesday afternoon he confirmed to his social media followers that he was 'healed'.

Dybala thanks support

Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, the player said: "Many people talked in the past weeks ... but I can finally confirm that I am healed. Thank you once again for your support and my thoughts on all who are still suffering from it. Take care!" He ended this with a heart emoticon.

Serie A has been postponed since March due to the Covid-19, while sport across the world has been brought to a standstill.

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Dybala has previously tested positive for coronavirus, the Argentina attacker detailing his own experience with Covid-19.

With Italy's government allowing players to return to club facilities from Monday as talks intensify over when, and if, the 2019-20 season will resume, Dybala expressed his determination to play football.

Dybala: "I need to put my boots on and run, score a goal..."

"To tell you the truth, I never thought I was going to miss playing and practising that much," Dybala said during an Instagram Live interview.

"I feel like I need to practise, see my team-mates and friends and at least touch the ball because practice at home isn't the same on my own.

"I need to put my boots on and run, score a goal... As I always say, when you are passionate you make everything twice as important.

"It's been too long without practising. We don't know exactly when we'll be back. It's not like a holiday, when you know you'll be resting for a certain amount to time.

"I know my only job is to relax and keep in good shape, but nothing major as opposed to now.

"It started as being one week, then one more, then one more, so I practice here but it's not the same."

Defending champions Juve were a point clear of Lazio when the season was postponed in March.

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