Milan midfielder says a B team ‘can help the youngsters a lot’

By Euan Burns -

AC Milan midfielder Tommaso Pobega has said that creating a B team could help the young players at the club a lot with their development.

Speaking on the sidelines of an Adidas event recently, Pobega spoke to Numero Diez (via Milan News) about the prospect of the Rossoneri creating a B team that plays professionally to help give another avenue of development to youngsters at the club.

It is something that Juventus have done before although it did cause quite a stir when the team launched in 2018. Known as ‘Next Gen’ on the club website, Juventus B play in Serie C and take part in the Coppa Italia.

At the moment, the path of development at Milan is through the younger age groups before playing in the Primavera or heading out on loan to play elsewhere before breaking into the first team.

Pobega is a player that thinks it could be a good thing for the club, saying: “I can say that my path has been formative, from the first year I was in a group of adults with a lot of experience who gave me a lot.

“Without a doubt, though, fielding several youngsters in an already professional league where you face several teams with stronger and more experienced players helps. A second team could help a lot.”

Tags AC Milan Juventus Tommaso Pobega
Serie A Standings

Live football scores . Current table, fixtures & results.