The Newcastle United U19 side beat Empoli 3-2 on Saturday, but after winning two of their three games in Group 9 of the Torneo di Viareggio, we went out of the tournament after finishing second in our group with 6 points.
Adam Campbell – spat on after the Empoli game
And 18 year-old Adam Campbell has said that after the game an Empoli player spit at him – this is what the youngster tweeted:
“Can’t believe someone from Empoli U20s actually spat in my face after the game today, never been so angry in my life”
Goals from Brandon Miele, Jonathyn Quinn and Macauley Booth allowed Newcastle to win the game, and star striker Campbell missed the first game after he was held back for potentially being part of the Europa League game last Thursday night – but he did not make the squad – but did make the final two games – both of which we won.
AC Milan won the group after beating Newcastle 2-1 last Tuesday – and although our lads won their remaining games – the second game being a 2-1 win against the Congo U17 side – we missed out on goal difference in getting one of the two slots given to the best runners-up.
Adam Campbell is a local North Shields lad and only turned 18 last month – and he is one of the brightest prospects Newcastle have had in their youth ranks for some time.
We suppose the best we can say about this is he’s learning the game.
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Young Newcastle Starlet Can’t Believe What Happened