Roma attacker Paulo Dybala has responded following a wave of criticism from supporters of his former club Juventus.
The Giallorossi defeated Max Allegri’s side 1-0 yesterday evening in the Italian capital. After the final whistle, the Argentina international was spotted hugging and celebrating with midfielder Gini Wijnaldum—a scene that angered a set of Bianconeri supporters.
As a result, Dybala took to Telegram to respond to critics that viewed his celebration as “disrespectful” to his former employers, with whom he spent seven years.
“I know it’s difficult for you: it’s difficult for me too, but today I play for another team and with other teammates whom I have to respect!” he wrote.
“Winning is never easy and that victory important to us. There will always be respect on my part towards you, don’t be fooled by social media”
“I didn’t celebrate the goal, I didn’t go up in anyone’s face. I celebrated a victory with my teammates. I’m sorry you see it this way, I send you all a big hug. I love you.”