Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri says that, comparisons between Paulo Dybala and his Argentine captain Lionel Messi will not affect his forward when the Catalans visit Turin on Wednesday.The Old ladies no.10 has been tipped to fill Messi’s shoes for club and country and Allegri now wants to see him go out at the Juventus Stadium and prove he is worthy of such praise, all the while ensuring it does not go to his head.“To start with, I can confirm he will be starting tomorrow night,” Allegri said at a news conference in Turin. “These comparisons are not a burden for him. He’s still young and has got to grow still.“Whenever he plays against Messi, these comparisons are always made, but they are two different players also physically.“They may both be left footed, but Dybala’s different. He started the season well and had a bit of a dip, but that is also part of his development. He’s important to us, like all great players are. If they play well, then it does good to the team and to the coach.”Allegri knows he is going to need the best Dybala on Tuesday as Juve look for the positive result they need to secure their passage to the last 16 of the Champions League with a game to spare.“Barcelona have yet to lose this season — that’s 14 games without a defeat,” Allegri said. “They’ve not conceded in four Champions League games so it’s not going to be easy.
Story By: Felix Okaijah