Mattia Zanotti

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I think it is exciting when a young player makes their first team debut!

I always think about how they must be buzzing, both during and after the game when playing with the first team.
 

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"Speaking to InterTV after the match, the 18-year-old expressed his happiness at being able to come on during the second half of an emphatic 4-0 win over Cagliari in Serie A.

The Nerazzurri were in firm control of the match by the time Zanotti got onto the pitch, having gone ahead 4-0 and made absolute sure of the three points.

However, Zanotti’s presence hardly hurt the balance of the team, as the teenager shook off a couple hesitant early moments to really show his quality to put further pressure on the Rossoblu.

The teenager can now boast having made the jump up from the Primavera side to the first team and represented Inter at senior level for the first time, and it is a proud moment for him.

“There are no words,” he said after the match. “I thank the coach and his staff for the opportunity they gave me. Being in front of the full San Siro everything is unlike anything else.”

On comparisons to legendary former Inter captain Javier Zanetti with whom he almost shares a name, Zanotti stated that “He’s my hero. It’s nice, but it’s also difficult to be compared.”

On nearly assisting Alexis Sanchez when the Chilean hit the crossbar he stated that “It would have been the icing on the cake but the evening was still magnificent.”

On his dedication for the debut Zanotti named “My family, my friends, and my girlfriend. I thank all the people who have been by my side over the years.”

And on what coach Simone Inzaghi told him before he came on he said, “He said ‘don’t worry, just go out there and play your game.'”
 

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Had a great debut, but basically every youth wingback I can think of has started off fantastically - everyone from Santon to Dickpic McGee.
 

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Had a great debut, but basically every youth wingback I can think of has started off fantastically - everyone from Santon to Dickpic McGee.
I am not familiar with Dickpic McGee. I must have missed his debuit. Or maybe he debuted with a photograph in the Forza Inter Forums Whatsapp group!

I hope we will see more of Zanotti in the future.
 

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I am not familiar with Dickpic McGee.
Senna Miangue - I probably (re)landed myself on some government watchlist after searching for “Inter youth nudes story”

Basically the guy was posting photos of himself having sex or something along those lines.
 

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He's on the bench today. I think this thread should be moved.
 
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I thought he might get some minutes today. I was a bit disappointed Simone did not bring him on.

I think it says alot when a team is cruising with a 5-0 lead and the coach does not bring on any young players to give them some playing time.
 

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I doubt we will see him again this season unless we wrap up Scudetto 20 early, he may even get a loan in January. Those 8 minutes might have been due to injuries / put him in shop window for a nice loan/experience.
 
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