AC Milan youth coach Filippo Inzaghi has said that he wants to convey his passion to his players, as he nears his managerial debut later on Sunday.
The 39-year-old brought the curtain down on a glittering career at the end of the 2011-12 season, scoring the winning goal against Novara, before taking up the reins of the club's Allievi Nazionali set-up.
Inzaghi's charges take on Bologna in their first game of the season, with the former Italy international hopeful of a good result.
"I am calm and peaceful about this new experience. I've worked with these guys for three weeks," Inzaghi told Sky Sport Italia. "I hope they play a good match. I [have prepared for] this by studying the opponents and picking the team that I thought was most useful.
"Hopefully I've sent these guys my passion. I am clearly at the beginning of this career as a manager, but I think I've already been able to give these kids tips on diet, and on the rules an athlete must follow in order to remain the best."
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