After a leg-breaking tackle by Uruguay defender Joaquin Piquerez during the World Cup qualifying game at the weekend, Juventus striker Paulo Dybala warned national teammate Angel Di Maria that he couldn’t handle it anymore.
Piquerez collided with Dybala on the left foot during the game, and the Juventus forward remained on the ground for many minutes following the challenge. Dybala did not return for the second half of the game.
According to TyC Sport, the Argentine international informed Di Maria that he would be unable to continue.
“Fideo, [Di Maria’s nickname] I can’t take it anymore,” Dybala said to the PSG star on the pitch, a sentence the cameras picked up.
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni took the Juve star off during the break and Di Maria later scored the only goal in the match.
The Albiceleste are second in the table, six points behind Brazil ahead of the important game between the arch-rivals on Tuesday.