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Giuseppe Giannini discusses Roma’s season turnaround since De Rossi’s arrival

Giuseppe Giannini
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Legendary Roma captain Giuseppe Giannini expressed his delight at Daniele De Rossi’s progress as the team’s head coach.

In an interview with Tuttosport, Giannini commented on the sudden season turnaround for Roma.

“His arrival turned the season around,” said Giannini. “Daniele came in at a difficult time and immediately found the right key: they seemed like winnable matches on paper, but he won them all and also played very well. Now with his work the self-esteem of the players has risen, and they all appear to have improved.”

“Now Roma can aim for the Champions League, even if Bologna is doing very well and Atalanta should not be underestimated. I see them as rivals for fourth place. The rossoblù play well and have deservedly entered the top of the league table, where Atalanta has been at home for years now. However, Smalling’s recovery could be invaluable for Roma.”

“The future? I have no doubts: Daniele deserves to be confirmed as the team’s long-term coach. He is having an exciting journey, even against Inter Roma played a great match despite losing. In the other games he didn’t miss a beat. De Rossi is earning his renewal on the pitch. He would be the right coach to start a new project.”

“Pellegrini? Lorenzo is now much more incisive, determined and decisive. He has never been so decisive in his entire career. De Rossi’s presence certainly contributed to making him explode: you can see that they have a good understanding and there is chemistry.”

“It may be because they played together, but a particular relationship is evident and Pellegrini certainly benefited from this. You can see that it’s really important to the coach now and he’s aware of it.”

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