Udinese coach Gabriele Cioffi happy with the 16-year-old from Slovenia: “David Pejičić acted like he was 30 years old on the pitch!”
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It is already true that Udinese lost, crashed out of the cup and added another black mark to an already not-so-successful season, but David Pejicic will remember the Cagliari game forever. The 16-year-old Slovenian footballer made his debut in the Udinese national team, and in a good half an hour he showed and enough for a good score and enough to earn praise from the coach.
Gabriele Cioffi admitted after the 1:2 defeat that he was satisfied with David Pejčić, but above all he stressed that the teenager from Slovenia acted as if he was much older on the pitch.
“I think we can be happy to put a smile on our faces. We played with guys with a lot of potential, a lot of personality. David Pejicic looked like he was 30 years old, Antonio Tikvic doesn’t have a minute in Serie A, but he stopped Petagna anyway. We should be proud of these guys!” said Gabriele Cioffi after the defeat in Udine.
The coach of the Friuli stadium club continued.Watch our performances in Serie A and the performances of the players Cagliari has put in the team. The young guys are gaining experience by playing, the big guys already have it. I can only applaud because we drew with Cagliari in 90 minutes. We had a very low average age; I don’t want to be a teacher of numbers, but that’s the reality. For me, these guys still won with this performance.“
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