Friday December 9 2011
Elia makes goal pledge

Eljero Elia has promised the Juventus fans that he’ll open his scoring account with the club during his next game.

The Dutchman made just his second appearance of the season last night when he came on as a substitute in the 2-1 Coppa Italia win over Bologna.

The winger provided Claudio Marchisio with an assist for his goal, but he was also twice denied by Bologna ’keeper Federico Agliardi.

“Thanks for the support Juventus fans,” he write on his Twitter account. “I now must score – I’ll do it for you next time.”

The 24-year-old has found it tough to settle in Turin so far following his summer transfer from German club Hamburg.

The international midfielder signed a four-year contract after a transfer fee of €9m was agreed between the two sides.

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