Sassuolo’s Davide Frattesi details emotions of facing Roma

Andy Mattioli

Former Roma Youth player Davide Frattesi is getting ready to play against his former club at the Mapei Stadium on Sunday.

The 22-year-old was recently interviewed by Corriere dello Sport and shared his thoughts about facing his former side as well as the possibility of scoring a goal and dedicating it to his beloved grandmother.

First, however, Frattesi was asked about transfer rumors linking him with several big clubs in Italy:

“I honestly don’t think about it, everything goes through Sassuolo. If one day I had to leave, it would be another matter, but now I’m fine here and I want to give my contribution to achieve the club objectives.”

“Sassuolo is an ideal place to grow, for a young person who wants to show off.”

When asked to preview the match against Roma, Frattesi replied, “Both teams are coming off a difficult stretch. We know we have the qualities to put Roma in difficulty, but it will be a tough game.”

On his origins as a Roman:

“My friend Gianluca Scamacca and I grew up together, we have known each other since we were five, when I started playing in Angelo Di Livio’s football school at Delle Vittorie.”

“I was hyperactive and my mother took me to football school to make me run around and get tired. I ran after Scamacca a bit, now we play together and we also live in the same house. Ours is a true friendship, Gianluca is a guy with his head on his shoulders, a quiet person.”

“Bruno Conti discovered me. I did the whole process in the youth sector.”

“I’m not looking for revenge, even if I would have liked to play my chances with the Giallorossi. I have never hidden the fact that I was upset when they gave me up, but now I’m happy to be in Sassuolo.”

“It was the year of the club record in league points (2016/17) I went on the bench a few times with the first team.”

“That was a very strong Roma, with Salah, Alisson, De Rossi, Nainggolan, it was a team full of great champions. If they hadn’t sold anyone, they would have won the Scudetto, but we know how it went. However, for me it was a great experience.”

On tomorrow’s game:

“Everyone will come on Sunday to watch us play, even my grandmother Stefania. And I can tell you that if I happen to score, I’ll run to her and give her a big hug. For her, I’d even celebrate scoring a goal against Roma.”

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