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TheNetworkZ;[URL="tel:1998280" said:
1998280[/URL]]I don't think this is worth crying over. We don't have any youth players at the club who deserve to play at the moment.

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I think that's also big part of the problem.
 

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I think that's also big part of the problem.

No, its not a big problem. Our youth academy gives us a decent return in terms of plusvalenza. The level of primavera as a championship is the problem. There is too big a gap between that and Serie A. Look at Atalanta, considered to have the best youth system in Italy. How many of their starters are from their youth academy? Zero. They do exactly what Inter do, use the youth players as plusvalenza/deal sweeteners to buy the players they want for their senior team.

In this environment, creating a youth academy that guarantees players for the senior team is a tough ask. We are following the easier path. We have a competitive primavera, one of the best in the country, and we are hopeful that soon it will provide a player or two for the senior team. And if it doesn't, it will be useful to generate some plusvalenza. I am ok with that.

The only error we made in recent years was Zaniolo. Hopefully we won't make the same mistake again. Perhaps next season we will have Dimarco back, a bench player who will be from our youth system. Thats good enough for now, considering the circumstances.
 

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I don't think this is worth crying over. We don't have any youth players at the club who deserve to play at the moment.

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That's the problem I'm highlighting. Not that they aren't playing, but that they aren't good enough consistently.
 

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Ok but does that happen consistently anywhere else other than Ajax? We've had players come up and play a number of games for us until it's obvious they don't quite reach the expectations we need. This happens at every big club including our rivals. These kind of players don't come often, we had one one Zaniolo and we messed that up.

Look at the team that Strama coached to win the Next Gen or whatever it was called. None of those players made it big despite showing promise.

As pointed above, the Ajax system is incredibly hard.

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Ok but does that happen consistently anywhere else other than Ajax? We've had players come up and play a number of games for us until it's obvious they don't quite reach the expectations we need. This happens at every big club including our rivals. These kind of players don't come often, we had one one Zaniolo and we messed that up.

Look at the team that Strama coached to win the Next Gen or whatever it was called. None of those players made it big despite showing promise.

As pointed above, the Ajax system is incredibly hard.

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Yeah, I get that, but look at the big clubs on that list.
United have numerous young players such as rashford. Chelsea have a lot of young players. Barca and Real have youth players coming through and sold hakimi and Theo. Chelsea sold tomori. Chelsea academy is very good. Ajax as you mention. Liverpool with trent.

It's quite obvious to say we need to get better at producing young talent. Whereas other clubs are good at actually helping them fulfil their potential.
 

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Chelsea and Arsenal buy young kids, it's not a real academy.

Now that they're stuck with British youth only we'll see how that goes. They still try to sign young Brits but it's not the same.
 

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Chelsea and Arsenal buy young kids, it's not a real academy.

Now that they're stuck with British youth only we'll see how that goes. They still try to sign young Brits but it's not the same.

Yeah but sure we bought zaniolo and balotelli. They are still investing in the youth team and developing them through. Much much cheaper ofcourse
 

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Yeah but sure we bought zaniolo and balotelli. They are still investing in the youth team and developing them through. Much much cheaper ofcourse

Yeah, it's one thing to buy 3-4 talents a year and another to ship in 50 kids from all over Europe.
 

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Inter, the new anthem is already a success

Great success for the new Inter anthem , " IM Inter ", written by Max Pezzaliand presented yesterday in the match won against Roma. This is the press release that appeared on the Nerazzurri club's website about the song: "It took less than twenty-four hours for IM INTER (Yes IM) to become a smash that continues to play on all the devices of Inter fans. After yesterday's launch and the debut at the "Meazza" for the match against Roma, the Nerazzurri Scudetto song has already climbed the charts, ranking third in the Italian ranking of the most listened to songs on iTunes, behind only Justin Wellington and Coldplay. A success that will continue. to accompany the Nerazzurri party, a chorus that will make us jump as we scream louder and louder: IM Inter, Yes I M ... it's us and we are the champions of Italy! ".

https://m.calciomercato.com/news/inter-il-nuovo-inno-e-gia-un-successo-76346
 

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Not Inter stuff per se, but it's the Bobo Crew with Guardiola. Very nice episode.
 

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Pep played for Brescia and Roma. I don't think I ever knew that, thought strange that he speaks Italian.
 

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Pep played for Brescia and Roma. I don't think I ever knew that, thought strange that he speaks Italian.

Yeap, he played with Roberto Baggio, Luca Toni and the Roma folk (Totti, Cassano, Batistuta, Montella, Emerson, Cafu, Panucci etc). Coached by Mazzone and Capello.

Though as he jokes with Cassano who said "I played with Pep", he didn't play, but he was sitting on the bench with Batistuta :D

Pep definitely will come to to coach in Serie A one day.
 

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There's no club in Italy that can support the kind of money Pep would want to spend. I'm also not too sure if he'd be up to the task.

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There's no club in Italy that can support the kind of money Pep would want to spend. I'm also not too sure if he'd be up to the task.

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Bingo.

Pep is at city for one reason. They give him everything he wants in the transfer market every single summer.
 

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I cant remember where we had the argument but I seem to remember debating with someone, at the start of this season, that Chelsea were more likely to win the CL over the next few years than Inter were. And that was met with incredulity. And thus were still a more likely attractive transfer target for players.

Does anyone remember the discussion? I just want to add a little 'QED' to that.
 

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Champions League is something where consistency shows more than actually pulling a finals run or even winning it once every now and then.

Tottenham reaching the CL final after a fluke (Inter choking in the group, Ajax choking in the semi after a 3-0 aggregate lead and VAR stuff with City) does not make them a great team or something.
Chelsea on the other hand is quite consistent in Europe. But they're an example of why wins shouldn't be taken into account. Chelsea was a far better side in the 2000s and a bigger threat, yet they won 4 European trophies in the 2010s with a squad that has no business being there, similar to Liverpool in the mid 2000s with the likes of Traore, Biscan and Smicer winning the CL out of nowhere. You can call this "maturity" of a football club, if you wish, but truth is, they're not winning because they're a better side that spends more money, but for other reasons.


Inter needs consistency and for consistency you need the right mentality and the right coach. We did not have that under Conte, at least when it comes to Europe. Chelsea may have more depth, but the 14 (or even 16) players that would be used, are no better than ours and I'd take our squad over theirs any time.
 

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I dont think I said anything about any of that. But (IIRC, it was a while ago), I said Chelsea were far more likely to win the CL within hte next 5 years than Inter were, and that was met by certain members with outrage and complete disagreement :)
 
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