Daniele De Rossi defends Lorenzo Pellegrini: “He’s the worthy captain.”

Andy Mattioli

Roma head coach Daniele De Rossi paid special tribute to Lorenzo Pellegrini after tonight’s win over Salernitana.

In his post-match interview with DAZN, De Rossi singled out Pellegrini and praised his leadership as the midfielder scored his second consecutive goal for Roma in 2 games.

“I don’t like talking about individuals, many players tonight gave their all. But on Pellegrini I will say this – I couldn’t think of a better captain, he’s struck me with his maturity.”

“In addition to professional friendship, he is serious, engaging with his teammates and always willing to help,” he added.

“I’ve been away from Roma and I didn’t ask for anything, I’ve heard many things over the years and now I have come across a group of smart, serious men attached to this shirt. Pellegrini is the worthy captain of this group.”

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