Dybala is suffering because of Ronaldo – Tardelli

MILAN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 11: Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala of Juventus FC look on during the Serie A match between AC Milan and Juventus at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on November 11, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Juventus legend Marco Tardelli believes the addition of Cristiano Ronaldo is a case of mixed fortunes, stating that some members of the squad are affected in a negative way because of it.

Tardelli reckoned the Portuguese ace has helped in maintaining the Bianconeri’s winning mentality, however, the likes of Dybala has endured a disappointing campaign.

The 25-year-old Argentine has been criticised for not contributing much to Juve’s campaign and has been linked to other top European clubs.

“Juventus need to work on the management of the squad,” Tardelli revealed in a quote cited on Marca.

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“Cristiano Ronaldo may have played too much this year, but he is the one who imposes [the team’s attitude].

“Against Ajax [in the Champions League], he could have done even more.

“I think some players give less with Ronaldo; they suffer with him unconsciously. Dybala is one of them.”

There have been reports in Italy that Dybala could be set to leave the Allianz Stadium, though Juventus’ sporting director Fabio Paratici is convinced that he will remain at the club.

TURIN, ITALY – OCTOBER 02: Paulo Dybala of Juventus FC celebrates the victory at the end of the Group H match of the UEFA Champions League between Juventus and BSC Young Boys at Allianz Stadium on October 2, 2018, in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

“Of course Dybala will stay,” Paratici told Sky Italia.”He is a Juve player and it’s obvious he will certainly remain.”

Juventus secured their eighth consecutive Scudetto with a 2-1 win over Fiorentina last Saturday.


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