Milan captain Davide Calabria has delivered his verdict on highly-rated Rossoneri youngster Francesco Camarda following the kid’s Serie A debut. The 15-year-old made history on Saturday, becoming the youngest player to ever appear in the competition after replacing Luka Jovic at the tail-end of his side’s 1-0 home win against Fiorentina.
Calabria captained Milan to an ‘ugly,’ albeit vital triumph against Vincenzo Italiano’s side. After the game, the Italian right-back offered his assessment of Camada’s burgeoning talent, vowing to help him hone his skills and develop into a senior player at the San Siro.
“He has talent. He has to enjoy himself but know that he has to work harder than the others to get to the top. He’s a boy with a head on his shoulders, but we’ll follow him along the way,” Calabria said, as relayed by MilanNews.
Fiorentina had Milan on the ropes in the second half. Plagued by numerous high-profile injuries, Stefano Pioli’s side barely stood on their feet but secured a crucial win courtesy of Theo Hernandez’s first-half penalty.
Luka Jovic could’ve spared Milan late drama. But he failed to beat Pietro Terracciano one-on-one, which almost backfired on Rossoneri in stoppages. But the out-of-form striker was part of a historic moment as he gave his place to Camada.
With Milan forced to defend down the final stretch, Camada didn’t have a chance to showcase his potential. However, the six minutes he spent on the pitch will go down in Serie A folklore and perhaps mark the beginning of a new era.
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