after his big premiere, Marley Aké won over the Bianconeri

Marley Aké made his first appearance for Juventus when he came on against Sampdoria on Tuesday in the knockout stages of the Italian Cup (4-1). The former OM winger (21) took the opportunity to get a penalty. Enough to validate his progress noticed since his arrival last year.

Barely three minutes. Marley Aké did not take long to prove decisive with Juventus. After coming into play in the 74th, replacing Juan Cuadrado, the French winger won a penalty against Sampdoria on Tuesday in the knockout stages of the Italian Cup (4-1). Alvaro Morata was in charge of transforming it. What to offer a particular flavor to the baptism of the ex-Marseillais. Massimiliano Allegri now knows he can count on him. Why not in Serie A, where he has never appeared before.

This successful baptism rewards the progress made by Aké since his arrival in January 2021. The former OM hopeful, recruited for eight million euros (an amount that surprised on the other side of the Alps), landed in Piedmont to join the U23 team. Within the only professional reserve in Italy, which plays in Serie C (the third division), the native of Béziers (Hérault) quickly won his place.

« I feel stronger »

His coach, Lamberto Zauli, uses him mainly as a right midfielder, but he has also helped out on several occasions in a full-back role. Enough to expand its versatility. « The coach makes me work a lot tactically, that’s where I can improve as well as on the defensive side, » Aké said in mid-November.

The young Frenchman of Ivorian origin, who has just celebrated his 21st birthday (January 5), has also grown in size in Piedmont. Many noticed his physical transformation on the networks. By dint of working indoors, before and after training sessions, he gained muscle mass. « I feel stronger, that’s why I came to Juve, he explained at the end of last year. I feel that I have progressed and I think Juve was the best choice for that.  » To be confirmed in the coming months.

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