Juventus striker Paulo Dybala was full of praise for Lionel Messi but said it would be difficult for him to be in the same team as they play in similar positions, ahead of the Champions League clash against Barcelona on Tuesday.
The Argentine knows it will be a difficult game but still feels that his side will have their chances at Camp Nou.
"We are aware that they will give us opportunities and we have to take advantage of them. I think Barcelona lost a very important player like Neymar, but he has also been replaced by another footballer of great quality. Barcelona is always Barcelona," he said.
"I think they are defending better, as they have not conceded any goals in their stadium yet. We must defend and not let the players free because they can do us much harm. I think tomorrow's result can be very important for us, if it is in our favour. This game has nothing to do with last year's match."
Dybala did say he has picked up a lot from Messi.
"I have played with him in the national team and it is a great pleasure to do so. I have learned a lot of things having him as a team-mate," he said, but denied that he wanted to leave his present club.
"In the future I do not know. I am very good at Juventus and I am the number ten
"I do not know what will happen in the future. I do not know if there is any interest, nobody told me anything, the club did not come to me, they just told me that they want me to be part of the project. Until Juventus and the president stop wanting me, I will be here."