Thu 22 December 2022 | 13:01

Dybala reveals Emi Martinez advice on taking penalties in the final

Argentina defeated France on penalties in a dramatic match that saw Roma star Dybala bury his penalty comfortably

AS Roma star

Paulo Dybala

didn’t figure much in Scaloni’s plans for Argentina’s World Cup but he did manage to come on and score two penalties against Netherlands and France.

The World Cup champion has now revealed the advice Argentina hero Emi Martinez gave him before taking a penalty in the final. Dybala admits that he wanted to go for the left corner when he took the penalty, the same corner Hugo Lloris went in the actual penalty shoot-out, but


’s advice made him go in the middle instead of left.

"I had to try to be as cool-headed as possible. It is not easy because you don’t play a World Cup final every day. It took me a long time to walk to the ball. It couldn’t have been longer. I had spoken with Dibu [Martinez].

Dybala continued:

“He had advised me to shoot down the middle after they had missed. They always dive. I was going to go for the side, the goalkeeper dove to that side, but I heard what my colleague said. I changed at the last minute. I listened to Dibu (Martinez) because they had made a mistake before me and he told me to go down the middle, shoot there and it was a goal."

Dybala who possibly missed most of Argentina’s World Cup due to injury will be back in action for Roma as they host Bologna on January 4.



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