Sassuolo’s Gianluca Scamacca reminisces about his Roman past

Andy Mattioli

Sassuolo attacker Gianluca Scamacca is one of the most talked about names ahead of the summer transfer window, with the likes of Inter pushing to sign the talented young striker.

Scamacca was recently interviewed by Corriere dello Sport and asked to talk about his past in the Italian capital as a youth player.

His journey from Lazio to Roma, and then to Sassuolo closely resembled the journey undertaken by his close friend and teammate Davide Frattesi.

“He made the switch from Lazio to Roma before me. I did it two years later, but in the end I arrived at Sassuolo earlier than him.”

When asked about Roma, Scamacca replied, “Rome is my home, and Roma has been a part of my journey and of my story as a footballer. I have fond memories from my time there.”

“I don’t have any regrets [about leaving]. I took a different path and I am happy with my decision.”

“It wasn’t easy. I was just sixteen years old when I moved away, but I always followed my instinct and my mind. I am convinced that I’ve made the correct decision.”

On Totti and De Rossi, Scamacca said, “I didn’t get to meet them at Trigoria. I met De Rossi with the national team recently, but I have nice memories from when I went to see them play at the stadium.”

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