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Inter, especially with their dismal performance last season, has been chastised by some for being too old. It was apparent that this was a problem.
It's not just enough to be young, though, you have to play well too. This season, Inter has seen younger players inserted into the starting squad, and the difference is noticeable.
Alvaro Pereria has flashed, in a few performances, signs of being a serviceable replacement for Maicon. He's not quite the attacking player Maicon was, though he may still show that with playing time, but he's a bit better defensively anyway.
Phillippe Coutinho has also been a real bright spot for Inter in the absence of Wesley Snejder. The young Brazilian playmaker has taken over the Dutchman's distributor role in Inter's attack.
I mentioned Andrea Ranocchia and Juan Jesus in my first slide, and I also think Fredy Guarin has all the skills to take over for Esteban Cambiasso as the team's holding midfielder.
Not to forget the players currently gaining first team experience on loan who will look to crack the lineup within the next two seasons.
The likes of Samuele Longo, Giulio Donati, Lorenzo Crisiteg and Marko Livaja (not on loan, but it'd be a good idea for him to get that experience) are all promising prospects for the Nerazzurri.
As expected with an influx of youth, there are a few growing pains. While Juan Jesus may be too strong in challenges, Coutinho needs to be stronger and Guarin sometimes makes poor decisions with the ball.
Still, the future looks promising for the Nerazzurri, both in terms of chasing after the title and their young stars.