Sebastiano Esposito

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It would be a big risk to bring him back now. Let him play his best football of his career there for full season. At Inter, he wouldn't be one of the trusted guys, the one coach puts in the starting lineup as one of the first names. Instead he'd be one who almost never starts and would be behind Arnautovic in the pecking order (probably Sanchez too). He wouldn't get reasonable playing time at Inter, at least compared what he's enjoying now.
 

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bring him back to be 3rd striker, save our money for another transfer
 

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BUT SERIE B PLAYERS AREN'T QUALITY SO WE SHOULDN'T CARE ABOUT THEM

My petty ass forgot who said that :)
 

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BUT SERIE B PLAYERS AREN'T QUALITY SO WE SHOULDN'T CARE ABOUT THEM

My petty ass forgot who said that :)
Well to be fair, Mulattieri was one of the better players there... so its hard to say how good some of these players really are.
 

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Yeah, I've been saying that, but some people believe that Serie B has no quality whatsoever. At least young strikers should get at least one loan in Serie B. The most important thing is that the players get enough playing time. It's just a shame we have money issues, otherwise we would try to develop players like Mulattieri and give him a proper chance later on.

Oh, it was CC, now I remember.
 

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Yeah, I've been saying that, but some people believe that Serie B has no quality whatsoever. At least young strikers should get at least one loan in Serie B. The most important thing is that the players get enough playing time. It's just a shame we have money issues, otherwise we would try to develop players like Mulattieri and give him a proper chance later on.

Oh, it was CC, now I remember.
No sir. We must spend our petty tiny budget on pension for grandpas and praise their leftovers as "contribution".

Buying flohmarkt crumbling stuffs is better than trusting unproven new.
 

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You guys want youngsters in our line-up but as soon as one performs poor or doesn't score a hat-trick, you'll throw him under the bus. Asllani, Bisseck, Frattesi and many others before.

I really want Inter to have a better strategy for youngsters. But as for now, it's very difficult. Throwing youngsters randomly out there without a proper plan, is not a good idea IMO. You can see how gobbi is giving opportunities to youngsters and they will win matches. Pretty sure their objective was to build a team around them rather than win a title right away.

Now that they've given a chance to Scudetto challenge, of course they will try to take advantage over it, but there's still a huge gap of quality between Inter and gobbi. They are also patient and determinated on their goal. Plus having no matches in mid-week is another advantage.
 

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I dont find any of Oristiano, Carboni, Esposito, Mulattieri, Fabbian, etc, performing well enough to be competitive for an Inter first team place at the moment. Being out on developmental loans is exactly what they need right now.

I do think quite strongly, as I have done for years, that an U-23 team would be a good step for us. These kids named above, and people like Stankovic, etc, could easily be developing well at an U-23 side - the only question would be if an U-23 side is 'too low' a level for them
 

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Well, I haven't said that, but I do agree with everything you said about Juve.

What I specifically said is that if only we weren't so set on selling our young players because of money problems, that sending players like Mulattieri on loan until they would be ready for a bench/starter role could contribute to save money in the future while we would also have a homegrown player that is bench quality. And if there was a better younger talent than Mulattieri that we own, I'm am sure, ABSOLUTELY 100% SURE, that he would be one of the four strikers in our line up every week. Or at least we would send him on a loan for one year at most and then he would play for us after that.

I guess the only player I'm kinda sad that we couldn't keep was Casadei (a midfielder), because I think he would do better at Inter/SerieA than playing in England.
 

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No sir. We must spend our petty tiny budget on pension for grandpas and praise their leftovers as "contribution".

Buying flohmarkt crumbling stuffs is better than trusting unproven new.
Everything is about the correct assessment. For example, many people were crying why we sold Casadei and got old and finished Mkhitaryan as far as remember.
 

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Everything is about the correct assessment. For example, many people were crying why we sold Casadei and got old and finished Mkhitaryan as far as remember.
No, if I got you correctly, we sold Casadei to make budget for Acerbi. Miki joined a year later.
But yeah, many of us were skeptical about Acerbi and he proved us all wrong. Though Casadei is also doing fine iirc
 

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No, if I got you correctly, we sold Casadei to make budget for Acerbi. Miki joined a year later.
But yeah, many of us were skeptical about Acerbi and he proved us all wrong. Though Casadei is also doing fine iirc
Casadei moved to Chelsea in the same summer we brought in Acerbi and Mhkitaryan. Casadei was sold for 15m + 5m bonus. That's a tremendous money for a youth level player (at least for Inter).
 

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Casadei moved to Chelsea in the same summer we brought in Acerbi and Mhkitaryan. Casadei was sold for 15m + 5m bonus. That's a tremendous money for a youth level player (at least for Inter).
Ohhh my bad. I'm getting old. But I clearly remember the resentment was regarding Acerbi. I personally wasn't against Miki's transfer, maybe that's why
 

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I dont find any of Oristiano, Carboni, Esposito, Mulattieri, Fabbian, etc, performing well enough to be competitive for an Inter first team place at the moment. Being out on developmental loans is exactly what they need right now.

I do think quite strongly, as I have done for years, that an U-23 team would be a good step for us. These kids named above, and people like Stankovic, etc, could easily be developing well at an U-23 side - the only question would be if an U-23 side is 'too low' a level for them
Depends on the level the U23 is playing. The ''biggest'' talents should go on loan to preferable clubs where they will have a starting spot. Everyone below that level (would be like 70/80% of our youth players) could play in the U-23 squad.

I think it is especially important for the development of young players that they play under resistance every week. Preferably at the highest possible level, but I think the Series C is a good starting point. They play every week in reasonably filled, if not full, stadiums with media attention and pressure from the audience. Now they play for their family at a youth complex and if they are allowed to join the 1st team, they suddenly play in front of 30,000 people. Both physically and mentally, this is something that one player can handle better than another.

Ajax's 2nd team plays one level lower than the 1st team and all the great talents of recent years have played in that team. The step to a first team will always be a big one for a youth player, but it is up to the club to make that step as 'small' as possible for the player.

The point remains that the mentality in Italy will have to change. We can start a U23 team and invest money in it, but if it is not used or we continue to field that veteran, it is of no use to anyone. Except that we can make money by selling youth players.
 

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Depends on the level the U23 is playing. The ''biggest'' talents should go on loan to preferable clubs where they will have a starting spot. Everyone below that level (would be like 70/80% of our youth players) could play in the U-23 squad.

I think it is especially important for the development of young players that they play under resistance every week. Preferably at the highest possible level, but I think the Series C is a good starting point. They play every week in reasonably filled, if not full, stadiums with media attention and pressure from the audience. Now they play for their family at a youth complex and if they are allowed to join the 1st team, they suddenly play in front of 30,000 people. Both physically and mentally, this is something that one player can handle better than another.

Ajax's 2nd team plays one level lower than the 1st team and all the great talents of recent years have played in that team. The step to a first team will always be a big one for a youth player, but it is up to the club to make that step as 'small' as possible for the player.

The point remains that the mentality in Italy will have to change. We can start a U23 team and invest money in it, but if it is not used or we continue to field that veteran, it is of no use to anyone. Except that we can make money by selling youth players.
Yeah I agree with your points here. People like esposito shouldn't be at a C level u23.

In terms of us selling youth... Where's the regret? I don't think I regret any of the sales. The closest are probably Gnonto and Casadei and I don't regret either
 

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Fielding youth players or veterans isn't some ideological choice. It serves a purpose who gets to the first team and gets onto the pitch. Using youth players isn't valuable in itself.
 

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Everything is about the correct assessment. For example, many people were crying why we sold Casadei and got old and finished Mkhitaryan as far as remember.
There's a huge difference between 33yo versus 35 and free versus 10m. Then bringing another same old fart, same position whom we had paid 7m to leave a year earlier. Retarded decision.

You remember it wrongly on Casadei too. Nobody complained on freaking 18m. Some cried on our poverty hence unable to reject such fee and that's it.

Btw judging a 21yo a failure right now..moving to a different culture, is only proving my point of impatience on youngsters.
 

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Yeah I agree with your points here. People like esposito shouldn't be at a C level u23.

In terms of us selling youth... Where's the regret? I don't think I regret any of the sales. The closest are probably Gnonto and Casadei and I don't regret either
I worded it wrong. No regrets if we sell youth players because they developed themselves in the U23 squad. I meant more if you invest money in a U23 squad with the sole aim of selling your youth players, you are overshooting the target.

Fielding youth players or veterans isn't some ideological choice. It serves a purpose who gets to the first team and gets onto the pitch. Using youth players isn't valuable in itself.

Partly agree. Some clubs have a policy that if a youth player or a veteran are at approximately the same level, the youth player is chosen and they accept the risk of things going wrong. Other clubs then choose to field the veteran because they consider it ''safer''.

There is something to be said for both choices. Although in the end it comes down to whether someone has the quality to play. And in that respect, there have simply been too few youth players at Inter who could add something to the team.
 
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