Paulo Dybala has praised Massimiliano Allegri for the role he played in his development after extending his stay at Juventus.
Dybala extended his contract till 2022 on Tuesday, joining Juventus from Palermo in 2015 and has established himself as one of the leading strikers in Europe.
The Argentina international scored a brace in the 3-0 win over Barcelona and plays in a freer role behind Gonzalo Higuain.
“This week is filled with very strong feelings and emotions, I’m very happy for what I’ve done so far,” Dybala, who has ended speculation linking him with Barca and Real Madrid by extending his contract, told Juve’s official website.
“When I signed the first contract [was my best moment at Juventus], because I knew I would have become part of this club. Being part of Juventus, of what this team represents in the world, that was an unforgettable emotion.
“Allegri initially fielded me in a very cautious way, he knew exactly what he was doing. He allowed me enough time to understand and get to know this club better.
“I really like my current position, I already played that way when I was a youngster in Argentina, it gives more freedom and more options.”