David Trezeguet: Paulo Dybala and Paul Pogba could be club legends
Wednesday July 20 2016
Juventus club ambassador David Trezeguet took the chance to praise Juventus’ young stars on Tuesday night, at a sanctioned media event as part of the International Champions Cup tour.
The 38-year-old spoke to Outside90 and offered his advice to youngsters Paulo Dybala and Paul Pogba on what it takes to have a long and successful career at Juventus.
“Dybala and Pogba have already proven they’re on the right path and that they have all it takes in terms of commitment, mentality and will to win, in the same way I was with Juventus,” Trezeguet said.
“These are the right ingredients to being successful at Juventus. On top of that, they’ve already proven they’re talented so not much needs to be added.”
The all time leading foreign goalscorer for Juventus was one of only a few stars to remain loyal to the club and guide them back to Serie A after the 2006 Calciopoli match fixing controversy which resulted in their relegation to Serie B.
A decade on from one of the most important periods in Juventus’ history, Trezeguet reflected on what that 2006/07 season in Serie B still means to him looking back on his career and how it helped shape the club’s future.
“It was a strong and beautiful experience,” he said.
“In one way it was the end of an era and on the other, a stepping stone for the evolvement of the club. We took that season seriously and helped plant the seed to help Juventus grow, we also created the fundamentals for the clubs future successes.”
The Frenchman spent ten years at Juventus winning four league titles, including individual honours as the 2001/02 Serie A Leading Goalscorer and Player of the Season.
Trezeguet’s Juventus take on Melbourne Victory this Saturday at the MCG in their first appearance in Melbourne since the two sides met in a 2008 clash at Etihad Stadium, where the Bianconeri came out 4-1 winners.
The French legend was in attendance at Melbourne unveiled a new Juve themed look on Tuesday night as the Adidas store on Bourke Street, which will last for the duration of the International Champions Cup tournament.
The store’s vibrant design features the team’s Coppa Italia and Scudetto trophies in glass casing for shoppers to view, as well as Juventus signage and club scripture across the store. Trezeguet was also on hand to sign autographs and meet youngsters from Juve’s Official Academy based at Club Italia, Sunshine.