Tuesday September 29 2015
Prandelli: ‘More space for youngsters’

Former Italy CT Cesare Prandelli criticises the ‘bad habit’ of clubs neglecting young Italians in favour of buying from abroad.

The ex-Fiorentina boss criticised the path being taken by many Serie A sides, but reserved special praise for Sassuolo and Torino’s attitude to nurturing home-grown talent.

“It’d be better if we did something for the future,” Prandelli said to Tuttosport.

“After the World Cup, they said to give more space to our youngsters but instead there are always more foreigners.

“It’s a bad habit imposed by the lack of confidence in the young players from our schools.

“Well done Torino and Sassuolo, who have brought the Italian product forward.”

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