Dybala can play as a striker, says Allegri

Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri feels Paulo Dybala can play as a striker.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri feels Paulo Dybala could play as a striker for the club.   -  Getty Images

Paulo Dybala can play as a striker for Juventus, according to head coach Massimiliano Allegri.

Dybala has only started two of Juve's opening four Serie A games, the reigning champion making a perfect start to the campaign to be top of the table.

Allegri said he needed to work around the Argentina international's strengths, suggesting the 24-year-old could play as a striker.

"I could play Dybala as striker. I think it's possible, yes. If you remember, this is something we already tried a couple of season ago," he said.

"If we play with this system, we need two wingers playing more offensive because Paulo is not a player who only plays in the box, he likes coming back and he makes the team play very well. Therefore, I have to use him according to his characteristics.

"If he plays as striker then we need our wingers and midfielders coming into the box to finalise the play, otherwise it is difficult to score goals."

Juve has scored nine goals in its opening four league games and visits Frosinone on Sunday.

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