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Miretti: ‘Nedved and De Bruyne are my idols’

Juventus youngster Fabio Miretti revealed that Pavel Nedved was his idol growing up, but his new midfield position makes him see Kevin De Bruyne as his role model. The 19-year-old starlet was present at a special press conference in Turin along with teammates Nicolò Fagioli and Matias Soulé and club directors Maurizio Arrivabene Federico Cherubini, which outlined the Bianconeri’s strategy and development of young players.

We present the results of a great work made with our youth sector. If these three players have been promoted to the first team is thanks to those who believed in this project.”

“Only 3% of Primavera players have completed their path to the first team in Italian football in the last ten years. Our U23 squad was built with a double target: to win and develop young footballers. Today is the first day we can say we are reaping the rewards of this hard work,” added Cherubini.

“When I started playing football, my idol was Pavel Nedved who is our vice president now,” said Miretti.

“Then, growing up, I’ve changed position and now my reference point is Kevin De Bruyne.

“I arrived at Juventus when I was eight years old. I’ve come through the youth sector, reaching the first team. I have supported Juventus since I was a kid. I could have joined Torino, but the services Juventus offered at that time were more practical, so my family and I chose Juventus.”

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