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Moise Kean scored his first International goal as Italy registered a 2-0 victory over Finland. The 19-year-old sharpshooter became the youngest player to score for Italy since Bruno Nicole in 1958.
The match against Finland was Kean's first competitive start and he didn't disappoint as he scored in the 74th minute to kill the match. Roberto Mancini was obviously happy with their first victory in the EURO Qualifiers and heaped praises on the youngster for scoring the goal.
"His prospects are huge, but let's not forget that we're talking about a 19-year-old kid," Mancini told reporters.
"We expect great things from him but we also need to accept the mistakes. He's destined for greatness. He's got a lot of skill and is always improving. But having talent isn't enough. You've also got to play calmly, with joy."
Kean made his Juventus debut back in 2016 and is trying to break into the starting 11 of the Old Lady.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo shocked the world by moving to Juventus last summer after winning three straight UEFA Champions League titles with Real Madrid. He has taken Italian football by storm and scored 24 goals in all competitions for the Bianconeri since his arrival.
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Kean was obviously overjoyed after scoring his first International goal which made him the youngest goalscorer for Italy.
And the sharpshooter did not forget to thank Cristiano Ronaldo for helping him grow as a player.
"I can only learn from him. It happens every day,"
Kean said on Ronaldo as quoted by Espn.
"I'm just trying to stay ready by training to my fullest. There are a lot of records to break, and I'm ready to break them."
Italy will take on Liechtenstein on Wednesday in the current International break before the respective players resume their roles for clubs.
Ronaldo is set to feature for Juventus in their next Serie A game where they host Empoli.Published 25 Mar 2019, 11:09 IST