Friday June 21 2019
Kean: Italy 100% motivated

Juventus striker Moise Kean has assured Italy fans that they are ‘100 percent motivated’ to beat Belgium and qualify for the Euro U21 semi-finals.

The Azzurrini take on the Belgians tomorrow night needing a win and other results to go their way after they lost 1-0 to Poland on Wednesday.

“We’re 100 percent motivated, the match with Poland is in the past and now we’re focused on Belgium,” Kean said at a Press conference.

“This will be one of the biggest games of my career and we hope to get a good result. Belgium are a great team, but we know our strength and quality.

“I don’t really have a preferred role; the Coach is right when he says that I don’t.

“The matches I played for Juventus in the Champions League this season have helped me a lot, but putting on the blue shirt gives me an extra boost. Playing for Italy is my motivation.

“Scoring a goal here at the Championships would be great, but I’ve always been used to putting the team first and that’s what I’ll do tomorrow.”

Crowds have been good for the host nation's matches so far as the Dall’Ara was sold out for the previous two games and the Mapei is set to be another full house tomorrow night.

“We’ll play for ourselves and our country, it’ll be nice to have the support of so many people.”

Juve have replaced Max Allegri with Maurizio Sarri, and the teenager was asked about his new Coach.

“I didn’t get the chance to watch his Press conference as I’ve been focused on these matches. Once the European Championship is over, I’ll get to know him.”

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: