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Why is Paulo Dybala learning to WRITE with his right foot?

Juventus' star forward wants to improve the proficiency of his right foot - and is willing to try anything

Juventus star Paulo Dybala is renowned for his proficient left foot. 

And it’s served him well this season, with the young Argentinian leading the Old Lady to the Champions League final, along with another Serie A title.

With the world at his feet

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With the world at his feet

But the 23-year-old wants to start improving the sensitivity and ability of his right foot, and is willing to try anything.

And he’s even started attempting to WRITE with his weaker foot, in an attempt to improve his skill with it.

Dybala scored twice against Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-final

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Dybala scored twice against Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-final

Speaking to Italian publication Il Venerdì, Dybala said: “I’m left-handed, I even brush my teeth with my left hand.

“I take a pen every day and I try to write, but with my right foot, I put it between my big toe and the little one.

“I work like a crazy person to have more sensitivity and ability. Not just that, I also train with my eyes; to see further, in different directions, to anticipate my opponents and see trajectories.”

The famous Gladiator celetration

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The famous Gladiator celetration

Since joining from Palermo in 2015, the Argentina international is desperate to improve and compete with the very best players in the world.

He said: “I’ve started doing a lot of gym work, in Italy I’ve started learning to defend the ball.

“Gattuso, who was the Palermo coach, told me not to overdo the weights though, I don’t need to be Big Jim, the explosiveness in my legs is enough.

“Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 360 goals, which is because he’s right-footed but also strong with his left. With one foot you’re easier to mark and it’s easier for opponents to read you.

“In Italy the defenders don’t mess around, it’s a good school.”

Dybala and co take on Real Madrid in the Champions League final next weekend.

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