Dybala: ‘I tried to convince Paredes to return to Roma’


Paulo Dybala revealed that he called compatriot Leandro Paredes to try and convince him to return to Roma this summer. La Joya spoke with Argentine journalist Gaston Edul on YouTube and explained why missing out on playing for the national team can hurt, and also revealed what he said to Paredes to try and bring him back to the Italian capital:

What does it mean not to be able to play with the national team?

“Horrible, in the past I had to miss an America’s Cup. I had to change the type of work and some treatments to not suffer with injuries. Not being present for the last call-ups was a big pain, but you can’t do anything about it. The most important thing is to recover quickly and be available for the national team and Roma.”

Did you influence Paredes’ return to Roma?

“I tried to convince him, when I talked to him the first time he still did not know whether to return to Paris or play for another team. I talked to Mourinho a couple of times because I knew he wanted to come back to Roma. One day, out of nowhere, Mou comes and says, ‘Is Leandro willing to come?’ I called him and told him to come back. I missed speaking Spanish in the locker room, our families know each other. He really likes the city, as I do. This is a city where people experience soccer like in Argentina.”


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