Friday August 5 2011
Vucinic scores on Juve debut

Mirko Vucinic scored on his debut in a Juventus jersey and impressed Antonio Conte. “He is the prototype of the modern football player.”

The former Roma striker came on for the second half of their 8-0 friendly win over Lega Pro side Cuneo.

Montenegro international Vucinic scored a goal by chesting down the cross for a shot on the bounce, then earned a late penalty converted by youngster Ruggiero.

Alessandro Matri, Claudio Marchisio, Pasquato and a Luca Toni hat-trick completed the rout.

“We are still in pre-season mode, but this is another step forward. The thing I like the most is the attitude of the lads,” said Coach Conte.

“Vucinic arrived at the right time, on our terms and director Beppe Marotta did very well to complete the transfer.

“Mother Nature has given him great physical capabilities, so he has stamina and an explosive change of pace. Technically he's very talented and tactically understands everything so quickly.

“Vucinic is fast, strong and resistant, so he is the prototype of the modern football player. Now it's up to me to transform him from a great player into a champion.”

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