Juventus sensation Fabio Miretti wins Italian Golden Boy award

Juventus midfielder Fabio Miretti expressed his admiration for former Bianconeri star Claudio Marchisio after receiving the Italian Golden Boy award.

The 19-year-old is a product of the Juve youth system and made his first-team breakthrough late last season.

Miretti has established his place in Massimiliano Allegri's side this season, making 17 appearances across all competitions.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, the youngster revealed that he looks up to Marchisio, who presented him with the award, and also added that he learns from watching Manchester City's midfield maestro Kevin De Bruyne.

"For me it's an honour that fills me with pride, Marchisio has always been and still is an example to follow, I would steal his nose for goal," Miretti said at the Golden Boy awards.

"I thank the club that got me here and are making me grow, spurring me on to improve. I do my best to repay Allegri's trust on the pitch.

"I hope to do well in the Europa League too, I won a trophy at Nantes in my youth days. I watch Manchester City matches to pick up some secrets from De Bruyne."

Marchisio also spoke during the awards ceremony, praising Miretti for his excellent attitude and comparing him to Juve legend Pavel Nedved.

"For the goal, he just needs a bit of patience, because he doesn't lack anything, from the movements to the timing of the plays. He plays more forward than me, he reminds me of Nedved," said Marchisio.

"Having worn these colours since his childhood, he has the great advantage of knowing the weight of the Juve shirt and the Bianconero DNA."

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