Juric speechless after All Stars wonder goal

Tomi Juric could hardly explain the feeling after his sensational goal put the A-League All Stars within reach of a famous win against Juventus on Sunday night in a game he says the local boys were the better side.

Juric, a second half substitute, smashed home a brilliant goal to put the All Stars ahead late in the game.


The side representing the Hyundai A-League couldn’t hang on with two late goals from Pogba and Pepe sealing a 3-2 win for the reigning Serie A champions.

But that couldn’t wipe the smile off the Wanderers’ striker’s face after the game, even if the 23-year-old was struggling to find words for how it felt.

“I can’t … it’s hard to describe. Just very, very happy...”

Juric profited from a defensive error and was put through deftly by Gui Finkler before unleashing a thunderbolt past Juventus substitute keeper Marco Storari to put the All Stars 2-1 up. 

“Definitely it’s something that I’m going to remember for a very long time" Juric said.

 “Juventus is a big name, the history of the club, but tonight I thought we were the better side.

“Which really shows the direction football is going in Australia and one I’m really proud to be a part of.

“I’m sure bigger things are to come (for Australian football).”

It ends a week in which the young striker joined the camp with a slight injury and ended on a high with a cracking goal. 

Not to mention playing alongside a man he’s previously battled in Sydney derbies.

“It’s an experience that will stay with me a long time" Juric added.

"I’m sure I’ve learnt a lot from this in a short period.

“Little words of advice that he (Del Piero) has given to me and the team. 

"And to top it off tonight with that performance all of Australia should be proud of that.”