After Juventus' dominant 4-0 win at Udinese yesterday, manager Massimiliano Allegri spoke to the media about a variety of topics, including star Paulo Dybala who scored twice and was involved in the other two goals as well. The comparisons with fellow Argentine and former Juve striker Carlos Tevez were bound to happen after Dybala matched Tevez' output at the same stage of the season with eleven Serie A goals so far.
"They are two different players, both in age and technical characteristics.
"Dybala has his entire career ahead of him, he is a very balanced guy and knows what he wants. Paulo has improved a lot but we must not put pressure on him.
"He has improved a great deal, but let's leave comparisons to one side. He can still do better, as everyone can.
"I am happy with this squad, as the strength in depth means I can rest players."
Allegri also insisted that League leaders Napoli continued to be favorites for the Serie A title, despite Juve being only two points behind Maurizio Sarri's side.
"Napoli are going at a remarkable tempo, so they are the Scudetto favourites for now, but there are still five teams up there who have a chance of winning the title."
He went on to explain his side's earlier season woes.
"We missed many things in the first half of the season, but I was not worried because we changed so much over the summer. A period of adjustment was only to be expected. We still have a lot of work to do and can improve further.
"We need to work on our physique, but also on the quality of our football and not misplacing so many passes. We are already getting better, but must do more."
"The players were not playing at the level they are now. I was without Claudio Marchisio and Sami Khedira, Mario Mandzukic had injury problems during the first two months.
"After last term's efforts, there was always a risk of needing some time to reach peak condition for the current campaign.
"There were also some unfortunate incidents, for example the draw with Frosinone, when we conceded from their only corner kick. It was, however, almost predictable that such things occurred in that period, as we were all taking too many things for granted."
He finished off by speaking about Kwadwo Asamoah, who replaced Paul Pogba after the youngster was left out of the side with flu-like symptoms.
"Kwadwo Asamoah is a reliable player with great technique. Unfortunately he had this knee injury that means I can't use him all the time, but he's always impressive when called upon."