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Football teenager Bonazzoli has chance to impress

By Emanuele Giulianelli MILAN, Dec 11 (Reuters) – Inter Milan teenage striker Federico Bonazzoli has another chance to claim a regular first-team place when he starts against Qarabag on Thursday in the Europa League. Bonazzoli, who made his Serie A debut before his 17th birthday in May, came on as a late substitute in the 2-1 home defeat to Udinese on Sunday and manager Roberto Mancini will give him another chance in Baku. “My dream is coming true,” Bonazzoli said at a press conference in Baku. “Even if I am just a little more experienced than my teammates in the Primavera (Italian youth team), I will try to be an example to them.” In a league where Antonio Di Natale, Francesco Totti, Andrea Pirlo and Luca Toni – all aged around 30 – are still their respective clubs’ first choice, the emergence of a young talent like Bonazzoli has made waves. . In November, he became the youngest player to represent the Italian under-21 team in a friendly match against Denmark. “Federico surprised me a lot,” said Under-21 coach Luigi Di Biagio. “He is one of the most talented young players in Italy and I am sure he will succeed. “He can play in all attacking positions.” (Editing by Martyn Herman)