Higuain compares Dybala to Messi

Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain has likened club and country teammate Paulo Dybala to Barcelona star Lionel Messi, saying he has what it takes to become a world-beater.

Dybala has formed an integral part of Massimiliano Allegri's sides early success – netting four goals in 15 appearances in all competitions for the Serie A giants. 

Higuain, who has netted 13 goals in 23 appearances in all competitions has drawn the parallels between the two Argentine left-footed players.

"Dybala and Messi are a lot like each other. Messi is the best and he shows it every day," he told Premium Sport.

"Paulo is still young, he's 23 years old and depends on what's coming in the future, he has all the characteristics to become one of the best players.

"It has to have a great mental strength. When reaching so fast at high levels it is not easy to stay there for many years."

"There will be many ups and downs and you will always have to keep a balance and not listen to criticism and praise," he concluded.