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2014 World Cup: Agyemang Badu eyes Juventus scalp after Fiorentina defeat

Published on: 07 April 2014
Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu

Udinese midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu voiced his disappointment in seeing his side fall to a 2-1 defeat to Fiorentina and is already shifting focus to a crucial match against Juventus.

The Zebrette continued their domestic woes when they fell to their 16th defeat of the campaign at the Artemio Franchi on Sunday afternoon.

Francesco Giudoline’s men were hoping for a late comeback after Bruno Fernandes halved the deficit with eight minutes to be played, but they couldn’t help but succumb to another loss.

"We did good in the first ten minutes with two or three attempts at scoring,” Badu told the club’s website.

“After Fiorentina's first goal we tried to recover in the second half, but their second goal really took us by surprise and despite Bruno's goal we couldn't get any points. But that doesn't matter anymore, we need to finish the championship as best as we can and focus on Juventus at once.”

Udinese will play host to the league leaders next Monday evening but the Ghanaian had a final word on his Viola opponents.

"We had a number of chances, they are strong and tactically skilled, we performed very well but were not lucky enough to score more. Helping out the squad and improve our position on the table must be our main goals from now on.”


This article has 2 comment(s), give your comment
  • sticky straw says:
    April 07, 2014 08:16 pm
    Play one match talk plenty plenty Mr Talkertive
  • Benny says:
    April 07, 2014 11:19 am
    One disappointing player.l tipped AGengo B,to be an explosive midfielder after the under 21 World Cup but his development has stalled.I will pick Afriyie Acquah ahead of him for the World Cup.