Inter Primavera Manager Madonna: “Esposito & Agoume Not Ready For First Team Football At Inter”
In an interview with Milanese newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter Primavera manager Armando Madonna has spoken on two of his brightest talents, Sebastiano Esposito and Lucien Agoume.
“Neither of them are entirely ready to play first team football, especially for Inter. They still have a lot of growing up to do, and they should think that they have been very lucky. Training with the first team can certainly help them lay the groundwork. Getting to the top is not easy but staying there is even harder,” he explained.
Madonna then went on to speak about both players individually, starting with Esposito.
“After working with the first team, I think he has got a lot better. He has more awareness, more physicality and is more of a presence on the field. He is very bold and is never afraid. Transferring skills from Primavera level to the next level is very difficult.
“He has a lot of passion for his football and has excellent ability. He knows what he is capable of. Having a family full of players can make things easier for him too.”
As for Agoume, Madonna added: “He always trains with the first team, he comes with us only to play games. It could have been a problem, but he solved it. He is a very quick thinker and hardly loses the ball. He knows what to look for no matter how we play.
“He always played with great tranquillity. He takes risks and knows how to get out of difficult situations when he is pressed by the opposition. He has come from a less tactical league and he is adapting.”