Luciano Spalletti impressed by De Rossi’s rapid ascent in coaching life at Roma

Andy Mattioli

Former Roma manager Luciano Spalletti spoke about Daniele De Rossi – whom he coached on several occasions – and his impact as a coach on the capital club.

In a recent interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, Spalletti declared himself ‘impressed’ by De Rossi’s quick achievements since his return to the club a month ago.

“It was very nice of him to mention me as an inspiration and I thank him,” said Spalletti.

“The impression he conveys to me on the bench is that in addition to being the coach, he has kept alive the charisma of the captain he was on the pitch, of the leader who dedicates himself to the team.”

“His players perceive this and are giving back all the effort on the pitch. They fight for him. Furthermore, he brought a change of mentality and playing style to Roma. It wasn’t easy in such a short time.”

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