Juventus: Paulo Dybala told Cristiano Ronaldo 'he is hated in Argentina'

Paulo Dybala has admitted Cristiano Ronaldo has 'surprised' him at Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo is simply one of the greatest footballers ever.

The Portuguese has made goal scoring look easy throughout his career and even at the age of 35, he's still one of the best in the world at Juventus.

However, Ronaldo has always carried with him the reputation of a vain, selfish player, one who cares more about his own personal achievements than the team.

Many will often cite his 'attitude' as the primary reason for ranking Lionel Messi as the superior player ahead of Ronaldo.

The rivalry between the pair has dominated football for the last decade, with fans of one side always attempting to take potshots at the other.

Juventus' Paulo Dybala - an Argentina teammate of Messi's - has even revealed that he told Ronaldo he was hated in the South American country because of his selfish ways.

"I said to him: Cristiano, in Argentina, we hate you a bit because of your figure, because of how you are, of how you walk," Dybala told the Argentinian Football Association, per Marca.

"The truth is that, you've surprised me because I've found you to be different."

Dybala and Ronaldo

Ronaldo's cockiness has certainly declined in recent years and it's been a common theme for teammates past and present to praise the Portuguese for his work ethic and friendliness.

Dybala and Ronaldo have struck up quite the bromance in Turin since the latter's move to the city in the summer of 2018.

Both have copied the other's trademark goal celebration after scoring and there was even one incident where Ronaldo accidentally planted a kiss on the lips of Dybala.

But in all seriousness, the negative stereotypes surrounding Ronaldo's attitude are probably best ditched in the present day.

Of course he's going to have a slight ego, he's one of the world's best footballers, but he is now a far cry from that cocky lad at Manchester United that wound everyone up for fun.

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