The head coach of the Romanian national team Eduard Iordanescu has responded to the idea of calling up AC Milan Primavera defender Andrei Coubis.
Coubis has been one of the stand-out performers in Ignazio Abate’s side forming the bedrock of the defence playing as both a right-back and as a centre-back, even having some training sessions with the senior side.
The 19-year-old is a youth international for Romania having represented them up to U21 level so far, and he was at the U19 European Championships. However, Calciomercato.com report that Roberto Mancini is monitoring his progress and could try call him up for the Italian national team, given he was born in Milano.
Iordanescu spoke to Digi Sport about the possibility of calling up the Milan Primavera captain Coubis and he seemed to admit that there is a chance he is not able to do so, perhaps because he might choose Italy.
“There is the risk of losing him, he grew up elsewhere and has a different mentality. I put him on my shortlist, in November we were close to having him accepted but now it’s time to put things in order, we have priorities like taking care of those players who form the nucleus of the national team,” he said (via SempreMilan.it).
“I don’t think it’s right to hurriedly launch someone just for the risk of losing them. Such things have been done, but as long as I am here I will not have such thoughts. I don’t want to deceive anyone.”