The unerring cool of Patrik Schick

Two days ago, Patrik Schick scored a crucial equalising goal for Sampdoria as they came from behind to win 2-1 against Inter at San Siro. That strike was his eighth in 24 Serie A outings this season, which has been his maiden term in Italy.

At just 21 years of age, the Czech Republic international bears the hallmarks of a future star. He is composed, technically refined, confident when faced with defenders and increasingly assured in front of goal.

The young hotshot is one of several highly rated Sampdoria prospects. Read more about him and his team-mates in Grande 50.

Design by Federico Manasse: ​​@FedericoManasse

When Federico isn’t sketching, he is a columnist and editor for Italian Football Daily. He has also featured on The Football Pink, These Football Times and runs his own website, Fede’s Calcio.