Dybala: Number 10 jersey a ‘childhood dream’

Paulo Dybala, Juventus

Juventus striker Paulo Dybala has expressed his delight at being given the number 10 jersey for the new season, calling it a dream come true.

The jersey was vacated when Paul Pogba left for Manchester United last year and has now been awarded to Dybala, who has scored 42 goals in 94 games for the Bianconeri:

The Old Lady's number 10 shirt has also been worn by the likes of Omar Sivori, Michel Platini, Roberto Baggio, and Alessandro Del Piero.

The Argentine wrote on Instagram: "When they asked me to change my shirt number, I waited and thought if it was right to leave the 21 that was – and still will be on international duty – a number I care about a great deal, which allowed me to lift many trophies and belonged to top players like Zinedine Zidane and Andrea Pirlo.

"But the number 10 is special. It’s an honour to wear it, as it carries a sense of responsibility and of belonging to the history of a great club like Juventus FC

"It was on the backs of so many Bianconeri champions: Omar Sivori, Michel Platini, Roberto Baggio, Alessandro Del Piero, Carlos Tevez, Paul Pogba.

"This is why for me today, having the number 10 shirt on my skin is not just a childhood dream come true, but also an even stronger commitment inside of me to bring my team to victory in every game, in every competition and for every trophy."