A match that began extremely well thanks to Moise Bioty Kean’s 18th minute strike quickly diminished for Felice Tufano’s U17s this afternoon as three unanswered goals followed for Sampdoria either side of half-time to put the game out of reach.
Kean would double his personal tally with a consolation goal six minutes from time but it was too little too late for the Juve young guns who, in the words of their coach, “lacked the tenacity and hunger on display in last week’s derby win over Torino”
Speaking after the game, Tufano added, “We made too many mistakes today and ultimately that is what cost us the match. We must learn to cut out the kind of sloppy goals that we conceded this afternoon and indeed last week against Torino.
“We’ve got a massive tie coming up with Fiorentina next week and before then we need to make it clear to the boys that if you go into any game without the perfect mentality then you’ll struggle against anyone at this level.”