Gian Piero Gasperini praises De Rossi: “With him Roma are back to playing football.”

Andy Mattioli

Atalanta manager Gian Piero Gasperini had nothing but words of praise for Daniele De Rossi whom he faced in last night’s 2-1 win over Roma.

After leading his side over the Giallorossi, Gasperini told reporters at full-time, “I have enormous esteem for him. In the last match that he played as a footballer here in Bergamo he told me that he wanted to become a coach and if he could come and watch some training. Unfortunately this never materialized, but I strongly hope so, I admire him very much, but also for what he did for Roma.”

“With him Roma are back to playing football. He puts playing football above everything else. I thank him for this, Rome is a wonderful place but football had become secondary over the last two years.”

“With De Rossi in charge Roma have played some really good games. They play well as a team. I really hope that he can bring back this type of thought, this philosophy and vision, and only he can do it. He knows this club from the inside.”

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