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September 30, 2022

What Italian coaches say about young Romanian footballers

The Juventus philosophy means respect for football, teammates and fans. It means team spirit. Doubled by a lot of work and talent, these lead to results. This is what the three Juventus Football School coaches who arrived in Bucharest told the almost 100 children who took part in the first Juventus camp in Romania.

Eugenio Astorino, technical director of the Sisport Juventus Turin School for Football, and his colleagues Antonio Leo and Carlo Buonopane, Juventus international football coaches, had only praise for Romanian children. They appreciated their pupils’ hunger for training and playing football.

“During the two weeks, we’ve seen children who are talented and eager to learn, and they discovered the training style that Juventus implements for all of its players, from the biggest to the smallest of them,” Eugenio Astorino, technical director of the Sisport Juventus Turin Football School, said.

For talented Romanian children this camp was an opportunity to have fun, play football, make new friends. And, of course, an opportunity to train based on Juventus’s methodology, Antonio Leo, Juventus Football School international coach, stated.

“The boys showed openness, they listened, they wanted to have fun and especially they were eager to play football. When they transmit this enthusiasm it is easier for us coaches too. It is extraordinary to see the joy in their eyes, the need to play, namely things that we should see in all ages and at all levels,” coach Antonio Leo added.

In his turn, Carlo Buonopane, Juventus Football School international coach, pointed out that for the children he trained for two weeks this was a special opportunity to meet a Juventus staff driven “by the desire, passion and openness to give them as much advice as possible, preparing the best techniques that would help them grow as footballers even in such a brief time.”

“I have always told children to take full advantage of this opportunity and to capitalise on their potential at the maximum,” Carlo Buonopane added.

Luigino Pellegrini, the one who brought the Juventus camp to Romania for the first time, “the first foreign camp built with professionalism in Romania,” thanked the parents who, “some with sacrifices, brought their children here and offered them a unique experience and the occasion to learn something new and to be more performant.”

The first Romanian edition of the Juventus Turin football camp concluded on Friday, July 27, at the Regal Sport Coresi sports base in Bucharest, and the organisers are already preparing the second edition. For two weeks, almost 100 children aged 7-16 had the opportunity of a unique experience: to spend two weeks in the legendary jerseys of the Italian team and find out the secrets of the famous football school. The camp featured 22 technical-tactical training sessions, some of them open to the public.

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