Paulo Dybala recently shared an interesting story about his connection with Roma manager Jose Mourinho. After Argentina’s World Cup victory in 2022, Dybala received five missed calls from Mourinho, who has a deep appreciation for Argentine players. Dybala returned Mourinho’s call even before speaking to his own mother. Mourinho holds a special fondness for Argentine talents like Dybala, Lionel Messi, and Angel Di Maria.
Dybala also revealed that he played a role in convincing Mourinho to bring Leandro Paredes to Roma. He spoke with Paredes about joining the team, and eventually, Mourinho approached Dybala to ask if Paredes was willing to join. Dybala’s friendship with Paredes and their shared love for the city of Rome made this transfer appealing to both players.
Looking ahead, Dybala aims to make a significant impact for Roma as they prepare to face Slavia Prague in a Europa League match on Thursday.