Thursday March 28 2019
Hubner: 'Too many young players!'

Brescia legend Dario Hubner has some controversial views, claiming there are too many young players representing Italy and Federico Chiesa is “not the best Italian.”

The forward, now 51, famously made his mark on calcio in the 1990s with Brescia and then Piacenza, scoring 74 goals in 143 Serie A appearances.

“I am happy to see Fabio Quagliarella top of the Capocannoniere charts, as it’s always nice to see an Italian up there. He scores so much because the Sampdoria squad puts him in a position to score,” Hubner told Tuttomercatoweb.

“There are many talented young players for Italy, but in my view there are too many being used at the same time. I think a more targeted group would be a smarter move.

“For instance, Chiesa is a very good player who can certainly improve, but I wouldn’t call him the best Italian out there. He’s not bad.”

Sandro Tonali is tipped to make the step up from Serie B outfit Brescia to a bigger club and also represent Italy at senior level.

“He is doing very well and needs to continue gaining experience. We are accustomed to just flinging a Serie B player into the fire of a top club, burning him up and throwing away the ashes. We should give them two or three years to grow.”