No more injury worries
Dybala has become a brittle customer over the past 18 months. He missed much of Andrea Pirlo’s sole season at the helm with a long-term knee injury, and several issues have sidelined him for 15 games so far this term.
Despite his persistent problems, the Argentine’s production has been pretty remarkable. He leads all Juventus players with 19 goal contributions in 29 appearances and his importance to Allegri, when available, is distinct. La Joya’s one of the few Bianconeri players capable of delivering the rare moments of magic in the final third that the manager relies upon for success in transition and against deep-lying defences.
But Allegri will no longer have to fret over the fitness of the Argentine. At 28, Dybala is already incredibly vulnerable and it always seems that he’s a 20-metre sprint or an overstretch away from a month on the sidelines. Thus, the Juventus boss has been forced to carefully manage the minutes of his star which is far from ideal.
Allegri’s constantly had the fear of losing Dybala for a sustained period, but in his eventual absence and presuming a more durable replacement is brought in, this anxiety will dissipate and the boss can be fully focused on the task at hand rather than preserving his star for a future encounter.