Paulo Dybala is the player commonly spoke about as being the heir to Lionel Messi’s throne.
Paul Pogba said as much when he was asked if the Juventus star, 23, can emulate Messi.
“He can get there,” Pogba, who played with Dybala in Italy, told La Stampa, via the Daily Mail.
“Do you know what I call him? Square R2, the button that you have to push on a PlayStation to do a shot on the turn - he always gets goals like that.
“Has he surprised me? No, because I always said he was a phenomenon. To do what he has done, playing for Juve, is something phenomenal.”
The Argentinian is doing nothing to dispel the comparisons to Messi with his efforts for Juve this season. Dybala has scored 12 goals in all competitions this season and showed in the first half of this evening’s game against AC Milan just why he’s being spoken about so highly.
Dybala showcased his dribbling skills in the early exchanges with a neat run that should have resulted in a penalty.
And he looked even more like Messi when two Milan players tried to steal the ball from him.
Video: Dybala's wonderful control
Off balance and with the ball not fully under control, things became even more problematic for Dybala when he fell to the floor. But he produced some exquisite touches to keep possession and turn away from his defenders before a teammate came to help out.
Check out the video below.
The score is 1-1 at the time of writing. Juventus took the lead in 30th minute through Mehdi Benatia but Carlos Bacca equalised against the run of play just before half-time.
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