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Dybala loves Juventus, insists he wants to stay

La Joya finally opens his 2020-21 scoring account

Genoa CFC v Juventus - Serie A Photo by Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images

Juventus beat Genoa 3-1 away, but the biggest news for the fans was Paulo Dybala grabbing his first goal of the season.

Speaking after the game, the Argentine forward reflected on the goal he scored.

“I think that goals mean a lot to us strikers in particular, it gives us confidence and I really needed it.

“For many games I didn’t feel relaxed at the moment I had to hit the ball or even control it. I wasn’t myself and I felt that more and more with every game that passed.

“I missed the goal so much and I hope that this can give me the confidence to keep me going in the next games.

“I had an incredible season last year, then it was the complete opposite. I watched everything changing, I thought a thousand things, but perhaps that was the biggest mistake, because I just wasn’t relaxed on the pitch. I might not have had a great game tonight, but this can really help.”

His celebration immediately after the ball hit the back of the net was to run and hug coach Andrea Pirlo.

“I have a great rapport with the coach. We talk all the time, and he is someone who rarely talks in general, so it’s special to have that personal dialogue.”

His current deal ends in 2022 and contract negotiations have been looming over the player, with plenty of opinions being bandied about. Dybala insisted that talk circulating about his absurd wage demands is just rumours.

“So many things that aren’t true have been said about the contract. My agent was in Turin for a long time and was never called up.

“It disappoints me to hear talk of invested financial figures. It would be better if the truth could be told, because talking about those figures in the current situation pits the fans against me, with all the love I have for Juventus.

“I gave very few interviews and when I do speak, I try to say the most logical things.”

To the question if he wanted to leave Juve, the 27-year-old was pretty clear how he felt about the club and the fans.

“I love Juventus. I have always said that I want to stay at Juventus. I have a good rapport with the fans and these things have been said in order to turn the people against me. I am very loyal to this club and the people know that.”