The Director of Inter’s youth sector Roberto Samaden believes that there are at least seven or eight players in the Nerazzurri’s Primavera team who have the potential to develop into great talents within the senior game.

Speaking to the YouTube channel of Gianliuca Rossi, as reported by FCInter1908, Samaden expressed optimism about the propsects of a number of Inter’s youngsters, and also credited coach Christian Chivu for the important role that he played in their development.

Inter’s Primavera team enjoyed a very positive campaign in the season just gone, Chivu’s first in charge, winning the Under-19 championship and showcasing the emerging talents of a number of players such as Cesare Casadei and Franco and Valentin Carboni.

All of the players in the team that won the championship are at slightly different stages of their development, with some ready to enter the senior game and start finding their feet and others needing a little more time in the Primavera.

Regarding the readiness of players for Inter’s first team, Samaden said that “As far as the first team, I don’t know if I could think of anyone is ready to play for Inter.”

“Being part of the first team, though, absolutely,” he went on. “Only the pitch and time will tell. In my opinion there are seven or eight players with major potential.”

And of the victory in the Under-19 championship, Samaden said that “It’s the result of a work that hasn’t just taken place this season, but the whole supply chain of the Youth Sector.”

“This year’s Primavera captain started playing with us when he was five years old,” he continued, “this shows how much the work doesn’t just take place in a year.”

“Returning to this season, we were certainly surprised because we had been rebuilding the team,” Samaden explained, “we had started anew and we didn’t think we were ready to get a result like that.”

“But when you work well and when you have a coach like Chivu, something like that which seems like a surprise really isn’t,” he added.

He said that “We had a coach who did well at helping the boys develop, and who had the courage to let the younger ones play. Roma, like other teams, were more fancied, but at the end with a little luck and a lot of skill and work and a lot of credit from the coach, we managed to achieve a great result.”