26.07.12 / 11:43
MILAN – Youth academy director Roberto Samaden spoke to inter.it and reflected upon another successful season for Inter's budding champions. Besides congratulating the players, he made a point of thanking everyone else who has played a part in the attainment of so many important goals.
"We've just had another wonderful adventure with the Giovanissimi Nazionali at the Manchester United Premier Cup. It was another opportunity for our youngsters and Inter as a whole to grow, regardless of the final result. We had a fantastic time and even in defeat it shows what results our youth academy can achieve through hard work. An academy made up of people who grow alongside these future champions day by day, listening, helping, supporting and teaching them that, just like anything, success is borne of commitment, tenacity and respect.
"For everything they have shown, the targets they have achieved and other results we're proud of, for everything we still have to achieve together. For these reasons I want to congratulate them all: the kids, the coaches, the backroom staff and various assistants, everyone who has given their all for these colours. They have helped Inter's youth academy to go from strength to strength - regardless of the result or final position - and stretch beyond the borders of Italy to challenge some of the world's most prestigious clubs. It's with that same motivation that we're now ready to start a new season – one in which Nerazzurri youth teams at every level are sure to have a big say in things once again."