- Newport County managed a 1-1 draw against Spurs in the FA Cup fourth round
- Credit for that goes to chief scout Paul Molesworth, who drew up a report
- Juventus’ top scout Roberto Bosco asked Newport scout Molesworth for a copy
- There is now a confidence that Juventus can beat Spurs next week in Turin
Juventus have turned to League Two Newport County for advice on how to beat Tottenham Hotspur.
The Exiles managed a 1-1 draw against Spurs at home in the FA Cup fourth round — and part of the credit for that result went to chief scout Paul Molesworth, who drew up a detailed report.
Juventus were so impressed by that outcome that top scout Roberto Bosco, who watched Spurs against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday, asked Molesworth for his report.
Newport County were impressive against Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup fourth round
A Newport scouting report called on their players to target the ‘one-paced’ Eric Dier (right)
Key points for Newport’s players included targeting the ‘one paced’ Eric Dier, knowing that Davinson Sanchez was a potential weakness in the side and that Mousa Dembele became ‘niggly’ under pressure.
Juventus got their hands on the report ahead of the game against Tottenham in Turin next week in the Champions League last-16.
And they are now more confident they can beat their English opposition.
Now Juventus have asked Newport for a copy of their scouting report ahead of that game
Molesworth told the Mirror: ‘He could not believe we had drawn with Tottenham 1-1 but he saw the report and said: “This is fantastic”.
‘He saw enough from the game and the report to make him believe that Juventus will beat Tottenham.’
Newport travel to Wembley on Wednesday night hoping to spring another upset against Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Juventus, second in Serie A, have a challenging visit to Fiorentina on Friday night before facing Spurs on Tuesday.