10 August 2017
AN IMMENSE PLEASURE
“It’s been a magical feeling from the moment the club asked me to take on this number. I spoke about it a lot with my family, also because leaving behind the number 21 – such an important one in this club’s history – was no easy choice.
“Here we’re talking about the number 10 though, It’s been worn by undisputed greats of the game and it’s an immense pleasure to be in possession of it.”
SIVORI, PLATINI, BAGGIO, DEL PIERO… DYBALA
“This shirt was worn by some very important players: I certainly don’t see this as a burden, but rather a thing of beauty.
“This means so much to me. It’s a fantastic challenge and I hope to be able to show the same quality on the pitch as all those who wore this shirt before me.”
DEL PIERO’S PRAISE
“When Alessandro (Del Piero) wrote to me to say ‘Enjoy every moment,’ he’s completely right! I thanked him for his words. He had a wonderful career and no one in history will probably ever repeat what he achieved.
“That said, I hope I can reach his standard and succeed in doing the things that he did.”