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Prandelli calls for Serie A clubs to improve academies

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli wants Serie A clubs to show more commitment to youth development.

Prandelli is calling for more investment in academies.

"Italy has great potential, but we've got to stick to some rules, objectives and get ourselves back on track. No more waiting, as the time has come to sow the seeds for future success.

"There's no time for jealousy or focusing on our own little patch of land. We should sow the seeds and remember the harvest will be for the good of everyone.

"If you can't afford to buy champions, then you need to create them in-house. This is why I constantly urge development of youth academies. That is where we must invest."

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