Inter’s Head Of Youth Development Roberto Samaden: “We Should Be Proud Of What We’ve Achieved This Year”

Inter’s Head Of Youth Development Roberto Samaden: “We Should Be Proud Of What We’ve Achieved This Year”
August 21, 2020 10:30
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Roberto Samaden, the head of Inter’s youth development, has praised Inter Primavera for giving their all in what proved to be their final game of the 2019/20 season as they crashed out of the UEFA Youth League as they were beaten 3-0 by Real Madrid.

Inter managed to keep things goalless up until the hour mark but Real Madrid’s superiority prevailed as they would score three goals within the next 15 minutes of the match.

“It was a balanced game up until the 60th minute, Kinkoue’s chance could have sent the game in a completely different direction,” Samaden remarked as part of an interview with Inter’s official club broadcaster Inter TV after the match.

“However, it’s a very high level and these games are often decided by moments. Things didn’t go our way this time with the mistake from throw-in and the subsequent penalty and sending off. Playing with a man down isn’t easy, even if the boys did give everything until the final minute.”

Samaden then went on to insist that there needs to be pride with what has been achieved this season, what it has been like to return to playing football after a long hiatus and reflected on the season as a whole.

“We should be proud of how much we’ve achieved this year, our path in the UYL was a positive one and being in the top eight teams in Europe is a fantastic achievement.

“Credit goes to the team and the Coach. These last few months haven’t been easy for anyone. Coming back to football was complicated for everyone. However, we had the chance to experience something incredible and we got so close to reaching the final four.

“The important thing is that the boys gave their all, not just today, but for the entire season. A season which saw us put in a great performance against Barcelona. That said, let’s congratulate Real Madrid for going through. We’ll go home with our heads held high and a positive attitude.”

In conclusion Samaden was asked about what the plans are for the coming season and he also sang the praises of manager Armando Madonna.

“Just like every year there will be players who leave, like our captain Schiró, whose time in Nerazzurri colours will certainly be held in high regard by all.

“Our focal point will be Coach Madonna, who will stay with us for the season ahead. He did so well once again to help the boys grow, keeping them at the ready for any of the First Team’s needs. Like every year, we’ll restart with the same spirit and the same desire to succeed.”

By Cammy Anderson
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