Serie A Scouting Report: The Youngsters Ready to Rise

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Serie A Scouting Report: The Youngsters Ready to Rise
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The international break can be interpreted in two ways.

It is either a nuisance, as it stagnates the momentum that a team has achieved, or it can provide a welcome break to regroup and better prepare for the next run of games.

Furthermore young players often get an opportunity to work with the manager more closely as many of the senior players will be away with the national teams. It could be the case where the players are already seasoned first team members looking for a little extra playing time, or the coach requires extra numbers during the sessions over the break, and the best of the Primavera players are offered a chance to mix it with the first team.

During the past week I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to visit several Serie A clubs and examine how they have been preparing during the break. Clubs with several absentees due to a high calibre of players in the squad paying their national team dues, as well as those with the usual allocation of players and an extended period of time to work on specific tactics with the group.

I was able to get some insight into how Fiorentina, Genoa, Hellas Verona and Atalanta work and look specifically at some of their brightest prospects.

Here are the most interesting young players that I highlighted.

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