simone torricini writes a comprehensive scout report on marco benassi, torino’s young captainregarding youngsters, here in italy we are living the ascendant phase of a transition period after experiencing throughout during the last years a real crisis suffered nationwide. serie a’s teams did not invest in their youth sectors, and there were too few managers who believed in the utility of homegrown players.fortunately since a couple of years things have been changing, and italy has begun launching the careers of several potential cracks. strikers like andrea belotti and federico bernardeschi, goalkeepers like gianluigi donnarumma and mattia perin, defenders like daniele rugani, alessio romagnoli and mattia caldara, and obviously a lot of midfielders. we could talk about the former pescara man marco verratti (who now is living and winning trophies in paris), whose career began few years previously, but there are also several home-grown italian midfielders. these are the cases of lorenzo pellegrini, roberto gagliardini and danilo cataldi, but also that of a mezzala who has often been (and is still) underrated: marco benassi.his role within mihajlovic’s 4-3-3 at torino is so central that his coach – also considering his other qualities – decided to give him the captaincy even if he is not yet 23. luigi di biagio – u-21’s coach – took the same decision when benassi ...