So often the matchwinner this term, tonight was no different for Paulo Dybala, after his 77th minute strike sealed maximum points for Juventus against Roma.
However, the Argentine was keen to focus on the bigger picture, admitting that the ultimate aim of the campaign is that of earning title honours come May.
Speaking to the media at Juventus Stadium, he began: “My goal remains that of helping this team win a fifth straight Scudetto. It’s always satisfying to hear certain compliments, but there are still plenty of matches left to play and we’ve not achieved anything just yet. That said, I’m obviously enjoying my football a lot right now.”
Analysing Sunday’s win over Luciano Spalletti’s Giallorossi, Dybala commented: “They came here to defend and pick their moment to hit us on the counter-attack, but we didn’t give anything away tonight and we deserved the points in the end.”
Asked about comparisons with this season’s leading scorer in Serie A, compatriot Gonzalo Higuain, Dybala explained that an innate passion for playing up front may have contributed to the country’s success in producing many of the game’s top forwards.
He concluded: “As a child, everyone wants to become a top striker for Argentina. The ten-year-olds are dreaming of being the next Lionel Messi.”