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Juventus striker Paulo Dybala: I know my career path unusual

Juventus striker Paulo Dybala knows his career path has been unusual.

For all his talent, Dybala didn't reach Juve until spells with Instituto in Argentina and Palermo.

He told France Football: "I'm conscious of how different my particular path was," Dybala admitted.

“If you evolve in a big Argentinian club you understand the mental pressure and it prepares you for Europe. Instituto were a big team, but in the second division.

“I could have stayed in my country and gone to a decorated club, but when Palermo came in I said to myself: 'why not?'.

“I also thought of the path of [Edinson] Cavani and [Javier] Pastore. I said to my family that I wanted to go to progress.

"I knew Italian football, but I didn't think I'd play all of the matches.

“Do I regret not joining a big Argentinian team? Not really, because in my year in the second division we had Quilmes, Rosario and David Trezeguet's River Plate.

“I always dreamed of a big Argentinian club, but once I got to Palermo I forgot about all of that. And if I'd stayed longer it could have complicated things."

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