Fabio Capello lauds Dybala’s impact at Roma: “He’s a champion.”

Andy Mattioli

Former Roma manager Fabio Capello discussed the impact and importance of Paulo Dybala for Jose Mourinho’s team. The Italian technician praised the ex-Juve attacker and went in depth about Nicolo Zaniolo’s struggles.

“Dybala’s extraordinary. It seems to me that he is also regaining good physical condition,” Capello told Corriere dello Sport.

“When he receives the ball, Paulo always manages to coordinate himself to immediately take a shot off toward goal, with remarkable efficiency. That is: it’s not that he shoots just to shoot, he shoots to score or in any case to be dangerous.”

“That’s what makes the difference: to have champions on the team. If you’re a director of an orchestra you need capable musicians. Few in the league can compare with Dybala.”

“Roma are a good team, which for a number of reasons did not perform at the expected levels. Zaniolo continues to suffer after the injuries. He seems to be playing with the hand brake on, because he is in a hurry to re-emerge and reaffirm himself as the player he once was. He needs to be given some time. Abraham is waking up now after a slow start.”

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