“Being back in Palermo was special. In the hotel, I met up with friends, old team-mates and people who I used to work with every day. I really enjoyed seeing them all again.”
Any interview with Paulo Dybala would do well to miss out a quick question on his return to former club Palermo, and so it was that the Argentine’s Q&A with Sky this afternoon began with a quick word on his Renzo Barbera homecoming on Sunday.
Dybala however, the man who has had a hand in 45 per cent of his new team’s goals this season with six strike and three assists (including a superb cross for fellow frontman Mario Mandzukic at the weekend), is not one to seek out the spotlight or personal acclaim.
Moving quickly on to Juve’s fine recent form, La Joya believes that Sunday’s victory over the Rosanero and indeed, their five-match winning run in all competitions is proof of the Bianconeri’s growing confidence and assuredness.
“We managed the game very well over the course of the 90 minutes and we got the result that we deserved.
“We’re playing in the right way at the moment. We’ve approached all of the matches in this little run with the same rhythm while taking nothing for granted from our opponents and that consistent mindset is bringing us good results.”