Argentine forward Paulo Dybala has denied the rumours of a rift with Argentina’s interim manager Lionel Scaloni.
Dybala claimed some things happen due to heat of the moment.
It all began after Dybala did not feature in Argentina’s 3-0 victory over Guatemala and came on as a second-half substitute in Tuesday’s goalless draw with Colombia.
Some reports claim that a possible problem between Dybala and Scaloni is going on after the player’s brother, Gustavo, reportedly posted a message on social media.
The message says:
“Because you don’t make them money, they will not play you.”
However, Dybala insists there is no problem between him and the manager and explained the reason of the reaction of his brother.
He told TyC Sport:
“Our families always want us to play and many times in the heat of the moment these things happen. I have a good relationship with the coach and with the technical staff. I’m grateful to be here and I thank Scaloni. This is a beautiful group, with many young players who are very eager. You always want to be in the national team. I think people just have to put the focus on matters on the pitch.”
Meanwhile, the interim manager also cleared out the issue and said there is nothing going what people assumed.
“You think I have a problem with him? He’s a phenomenon. What happened is we didn’t train [with him] during the week and he knows that. He’s a great one. Let’s not make a stupid case because there isn’t one and what we need is for Argentina to push forward.”
In place of Dybala, the interim manager started Mauro Icardi. The Inter Milan forward is still searching for his debut goal in International football after playing five games.