SHANGHAI – The search for young talent continues on the Chinese reality show “Football Dream”, in which Inter play a leading role. After stops in Guangzhou and Suzhou with ex-Nerazzurri player Massimo Paganin, our youth academy coach Valerio Candido was joined in Shanghai by another former Inter player, Ze Maria. It was a weekend of intensive technical evaluation along with coaches from Tottenham, and in the end 12 youngsters were chosen to advance to the final selection.
On Sunday evening, Ze Maria and Candido received a special invitation from Inter fans in Shanghai, and the activities involved a 5-a-side match, autographs, photos, and a FaceTime call with Javier Zanetti to wish the vice president a happy birthday. The evening then ended with a Chinese dinner and a cake dedicated to JZ4.
Next stop, Beijing!