Chairman of Saudi-French Parliamentary Friendship Committee Meets with Senior French Officials    Saudi Export Development Authority Organizes Saudi Trade Mission to USA    Qatar Records 164 New Cases of COVID-19    Saudi Stock Exchange Main Index Ends Trading Lower at 11021 Points    LuLu group and EFAA group make kindness and support priority on World Disability Day.    Bahraini leaders hail huge success of Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, congratulate King and Crown Prince    Coalition forces shoot down two Houthi-fired drones    Saudi and GCC entrants set to dominate motorcycle and quad battles in Hail    10 days to go until Riyadh comes alive with MDLBEAST'S majestic shows    Saline Water Conversion Corporation Shares its Initiatives in Realizing Saudi Green Goals in London Forum    World Directs Attention to Final Round of FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup in Hail    King Abdullah Port Reinforces Commitment to Maritime Sector through Continued Sponsorship of 2021 SMME    Arab Justice Ministers Commence 37th Session    KSrelief project dismantles over 1,500 land mines in Yemen in a week    Pakistani education minister lauds Saudi e-learning success during the pandemic    Saudi Arabia, Pakistan sign agreement on labor recruitment    Saudi, Bahrain navies begin joint maritime exercise 'JISR-22'    Japan Reports 3rd Case of Omicron Variant in Traveller who Had Been in Italy    Germany Records 27,836 New COVID-19 Cases    Ministry of Islamic Affairs Stresses Necessity of Wearing Mask and Social Distancing in Mosques    Military truck rams into group of Myanmar protesters in Yangon    Nazaha arrests 250 government staff on charges of corruption    5-day Jeddah international motor show starts Today at 6 PM    Lewis Hamilton wins thrilling Saudi Arabian Grand Prix    Crown Prince attends inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix    Aramco, French companies sign agreements    Saudia, CFM sign SR32 billion LEAP-1A engines purchase agreement    Deputy Governor of Hail: Hail International Rally is a practical translation of the wise leadership's support    Hail International Rally to Kick off Tomorrow    SAMI, Airbus to Form Joint Venture for Military Aviation MRO and Services    Death Toll Rises to 13 after Indonesia's Semeru Volcano Erupts    Hamilton sets pace in free trials in Formula 1 STC Saudi Arabian Grand Prix    Red Sea Immersive to provide enthralling experience: Liz Rosenthal    Invest in Saudi Arabia Initiative Announces its Partnership with Formula 1 Saudi Grand Prix    Duchess of Sussex wins latest court battle with Mail on Sunday publisher    Trolls join UN campaign for healthier eating, sustainable living    BIENALSUR Exhibition Arrives in Jeddah at Historic Site of Qasr Khuzam    Saudi Hind Al-Showaier Elected Regional Director of World Federation of the Deaf    Saudi Film Commission launch its strategy to develop film and cinema sector    Bollywood superstar Salman Khan to dazzle Riyadh Season on Dec. 10    First Full International Marathon in Saudi Arabia to be Held in March 2022    Bollywood star's 'India got freedom in 2014' remark stirs controversy    23 Saudi women obtain favorable verdicts in 'adhl' lawsuits    Bride's fingerprint not required in revised e-marriage contract    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers at Arafat Holy Site    Council of Senior Scholars: Muslim Brothers' Group Don't Represent Method of Islam, rather only Follows its Partisan Objectives, Violating our Graceful Religion    Eid Al-Adha Prayer Performed at the Grand Holy Mosque    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers in Arafat Holy Site    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

Dybala talks Serie A's return & testing positive for COVID-19
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 20 - 06 - 2020

In an exclusive interview with CNN Sport, Juventus' Paulo Dybala discusses the return of Serie A behind closed doors, saying: "Without the public... Playing football is boring."
The 26-year-old questions the decision when he believes many of the social distancing rules are already being violated, but also reveals his own experiences after being one of the first high-profile sportsmen to test positive for COVID-19 back in March.
With Juventus still leading the way in Serie A, Dybala shares an insight into what it's like to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo for his club and Lionel Messi for the Argentinian national team — and whether the two can ever be compared.
Dybala also reflects on his experiences growing up in Argentina, telling CNN how the sudden death of his father when he was just 14 years old helped drive his career to the top. Here's the excerpt:
On the return of Serie A and playing behind closed doors:
"It's weird finding yourself playing a game without fans. But it's also weird that when I go down the street, I see bars or restaurants full of people, with people outside, without [distancing]... I think that many rules are being violated, and the truth is that football without people is sad. Without the public, without our fans, playing football is boring, because I think they are part of the atmosphere of this, which is the most important thing in football."
On playing alongside Cristiano Ronaldo:
"The truth is that you learn a lot because he is a player, in this case, who is a winner and that makes you a winner... How he has managed to make his career, how he has managed to win his trophies, his accolades, everything he has earned through sacrifice and training. So, one always feels admiration and tries to learn from the things he has.
On playing alongside Lionel Messi for the Argentinian national team:
"Leo is also an incredible player who plays in such a natural way that many times people think that what he's doing is easy and the truth is that it's impossible how he moves, how jumps past players, how he dribbles past players so easily, the truth is that is incredible."
On who he believes is the better player:
"I see a big difference, but I try not to compare them. I think I rather try to enjoy them, and I just learn from both of them. They are incredible players, the best in history, that everyone will remember forever, and I have the opportunity to speak with both of them, to learn from the two, to share pitch with the two... Working with these two monsters is very nice."
On being one of the first athletes to test positive for coronavirus:
"I noticed certain problems, some difficulty in my breathing at the time of training, at the time of climbing stairs and at home. I would shake a lot simply by climbing stairs, so I noticed that something was different... I just had to try to reassure my family, since they were already far away. So, both me and my girlfriend tried not to worry. We also saw and read things from many people who were worse than us."
On how the passing of his father affected his development:
"It was a blow, a hard blow for the family... I had to start maturing in a certain way a little faster because of the situation I was living and obviously I would have liked to share everything I've lived, everything I have learned and the places I have been, people that I have met with my father. But I know somehow, he's always with me always. I always feel that when I play, when I am on a pitch, he is close to me and that is what makes me enjoy this beautiful sport even more."

Clic here to read the story from its source.