AC Milan hosted various journalists and reporters as they conducted a tour of the ‘Sportscenter Primavera’, where the players of tomorrow train and grow.
As La Gazzetta dello Sport writes, head coach Ignazio Abate does a lot of his preparation in a small room with a square table and a large monitor. It is the video room where the match analysts work all day.
It is one of the flagships of the centre dedicated to the Primavera; the happy island where the Rossoneri of tomorrow grow up tiptoeing through history, slamming their metal studs along a floor paved with dreams.
Between the two changing rooms there are photos of those who have passed through the Rossoneri youth sector and then debuted in Serie A with the Milan shirt.
In addition to the Maldinis – Paolo and Daniel – there are images of Baresi, Albertini, Paloschi, Colombo, Coco, Calabria, Donnarumma, Locatelli, De Sciglio and all the others.
Among them there is also Abate, who won a Scudetto, two Supercoppa and an Allievi Campionato with the Rossoneri, and is now leading the generation of tomorrow.
Only the faces of Zeroli, Camarda and Bartesaghi are missing, the kids that Pioli gave a debut to in Serie A this year. They will be added later, and they will perhaps be a more poignant example for the others to look up to.
The structure was completed a few months ago and the players train on the field near the road that leads to the entrance, while they play their home games at the Vismara (PUMA House of Football).
The centre is equipped with two swimming pools for muscle activation and recovery, a gym, a room dedicated to physiotherapy, two offices, a media room, a video room and two changing rooms with 27 seats each.
Each player has their own place, with the writing above the locker and immaculate shoes. There is also an innovative heating, air conditioning, renewal and air purification system supplied by Clivet, one of the Rossoneri sponsors, a leading company in the air treatment sector.
They have just renewed the partnership with Milan. The Milanello locker room, the San Siro locker room and the facilities at the PUMA House of Football will have the same ventilation system.