“Satisfied with the U19 championship, happy to see Pinamonti and Dimarco doing well”

Inter youth sector director Roberto Samaden is happy with the direction the Nerazzurri’s Primavera side are heading in, highlighted by last season’s U19 championship.

Speaking on YouTube, as reported by FCInter1908Samaden gave his take on the win as well as recent successes by Nerazzurri academy products Andrea Pinamonti and Federico Dimarco.

Inter have a long tradition of producing top players within their youth sector, and while the focus is often on transfers as is the case with all clubs, they can also appeal to a steady stream of academy graduates.

Dimarco spent his first season with the Nerazzurri senior team last season and established a role for himself in the team, as he also did for the Italian national team.

Meanwhile, Pinamonti is coming off the best season of his career while on loan at Empoli, and the trajectory of the Primavera side suggests more successes like this are on the way.

“Team Primavera’s victory is the only kind of triumph that has real meaning in the youth sector,” Samaden said, “without taking anything away from the other titles we’re looking forward to.”

“Our success is linked to having high quality players,” he continued, “which means having produced players who are ready for professional football and, if possible, for the first team.”

He noted that “Apart from the satisfaction of lifting a trophy, this victory has a value linked to the real objective of a youth sector, we are happy about it and it gives the club the opportunity to develop its young talents.”

“Among the players with whom I am most connected, without taking anything away from the others, there is Pinamonti”, noted Samaden, “he arrived at Inter when he was eight years old, he came from Trentino, a different atmosphere of Milan.”

He called Pinamonti “A good guy, and it doesn’t surprise me that he’s become a top player now. He’s young but has plenty of Serie A appearances and will have a great career.

“I take him as an example, as well as Dimarco, we first met him when he was seven years old, he had a wonderful family,” he continued. “When you see them doing well at 20 or 22, it makes you very happy.”

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