Daniele De Rossi is not a big fan of players keeping themselves engaged on social media all the time.
As per De Rossi, some of the youngsters just remain glued to their phones even when they are in the dressing room. They start live-streaming themselves from there to give some sort of message to their fans and followers and do stuffs like that and that is so annoying because dressing room is actually a place where you want everyone to be focussed and thinking about the game only.
However De Rossi understands that it happens in all the generations. The players who are from the previous generation will always feel as if the players of the current generation do things differently and the way things were done during their time was better.
The Italian legend says that when he was a youngster, his seniors would probably get annoyed by the lifestyle of him and his mates and now he is getting annoyed by the lifestyle of the current youngsters and even the current youngsters would get annoyed by the lifestyle of their juniors. It’s just how life goes
De Rossi has happened to be one of those rare top Footballers who never played either in the English top flight or in the Spanish top flight, the two biggest leagues in Europe and probably the two biggest in the world as well and that’s because he always remained committed to the club he learnt his Football at which is Roma.
While De Rossi confesses that not being able to have the taste of English or Spanish League makes him feel regretful sometimes, he says that his emotional connection with Roma was so strong that it was just not possible for him to part ways with the club.
Daniele De ossi has claimed that it is a great pleasure to be playing with a young talent like Marco Verratti in the Italian national team.
De Rossi scored the opening goal in the 2-0 victory over Albania. It was yet another easy result for the team in their attempts to qualify for the World Cup 2018 in style. Italy have a tough group compared to the rest of the teams, as they have been paired up alongside former world champions Spain. After recently undergoing yet another managerial change following the departure of Antonio Conte, the national team are showing extremely good form in the opening games of the qualification campaign.
A 2-0 win over Albania kept the team level on points with Spain, who had a relatively easy game against Israel. The Spaniards managed a 4-1 win over the Israelis and this has helped Italy to gain a foothold on the second spot.
However, the Italians will not be after the second spot alone, as it will require the teams to go through a qualifier in order to decide their place in the World Cup 2018 whereas the winner of the group will qualify directly to the competition. Lazio forward CiroImmobiledoubled Italy’s advantage with 10 minutes of normal time remaining.
De Rossi was extremely happy with the win and the chance to play alongside Verratti.”We’re already realising there is a great squad forming here and [the young players have] already fused with the veterans.They’ve got a great sense of responsibility and realise what it means to represent Italy. It’s a very positive atmosphere.I’ve always got along well with Marco Verratti. It’s easy to play with good team-mates who know when it is the right moment to keep the ball and when to pass it, so we’re talking about one of the best. It’s a pleasure to play with Verratti,” said De Rossi.
AS Roma manager Luciano Spaletti has revealed that he might not get additions to the team but would make reinforcement if Kostas Manolas is sold.
They are set to face off with Udinese this Sunday but the coach seems concerned about his team ahead of the trip.
“Diego Perotti is out of action with a soleus muscle strain and apart from him there’s only Alessandro Florenzi unavailable. We have always been a very entertaining side this season, the statistics show that too. We always said that when there are dips in form, we must make up for it with hard work, determination and how to win ugly. With what we’ve shown recently, I think we’re on the right track,” the coach said ahead of the tricky tie.
Antonio Rudiger and Daniele de Rossi would not feature in the match as they remain suspended. The suspensions were triggered by yellow cards the pair received recently. De Rossi could have escaped the suspension for a while longer but he made a verbal attack in protest of a referee decision during the victory over Genoa.
Rudiger also received a warning that triggered his missing the game on Friuli Stadium. The club was also fined €2000 as fans, who were even visiting, let off firecrackers during the Genoa affair.
Roma would also miss Egypt international Mohammed Salah as he is on international duty.
Spaletti seems not bothered much about the inadequacies in the team, claiming he wants “to express it” to the full. He said that if the club sells Manolas and just drop peanuts for him to use as replacements, he would “kick up a fuss.” He added that he expects Radja Nainggolan, Kevin Strootman and Daniele De Rossi to win games for the rest of the season “with their strength and determination.”
Daniele De Rossi has joined the call for the Serie A to start much earlier than usual.
Italy coach Giuampiero Ventura asked that the Serie A management bring the date for the start of the next Serie A season forward so it will help Italy’s chances of qualifying for the World Cup.
Ventura pleaded that the date be brought forward by two weeks. If the proposal sails through, the Serie A could start on August 12, 2017. Ventura saw that the Italian team might not get the desired result if the Serie A starts much later next term, hence his request. The shift would ensure the Italian national team players would have had competitive matches, and likely be in top shape before their crucial clash against Spain on September 2, 2016.
Spain and Italy are both tied on the same 10 points after four games in the Europe World Cup qualifying campaign. The results in Spain on Sep. 2 could decide who gets automatic qualification spot for Russia 2018.
“Certainly in view of that game, it would be crucial to have minutes in our legs, but we know what football is all about nowadays. Clubs make money at that time of the year with us on tour in China or America, and we earn based on what our clubs earn, so it’s going to be hard to do that. But it would be very useful for us in terms of that game,” De Rossi said.
Same De Rossi said that the mentality in the Italian team was key after their friendly against Germany ended in a draw. Germany was the side that knocked them out of Euro 2016 in the quarterfinals stage. He added that the new coach did not consider age in his selection but the right mentality and attitude.
Daniele De Rossi believes it’s only the machines which can give you the perfect result all the time, a player won’t. An error is not impossible from a player regardless of his level of efficiency.
Rossi’s teammate Buffon embarrassed himself last night when he missed a routine kick which probably any naive goalie playing at the school or the University level would also connect.
With no connection between the ball and Buffon’s boot, a goal for Spain, the opponent side, was inevitable as one of their players did the formality of putting the ball in.
As per Rossi, his emotions would be different if that error had happened from Buffon when he was in his club shirt and not in the country’s shirt, but, he feels for him because he hasn’t had such kinds of moment during his two decades of national service.
Rossi also stresses that he can’t remember a better shot stopper in the game to date than his veteran compatriot.
De Rossi was quoted as saying, “Look, you have to expect an error or two even from somebody of Buffon’s class.’
“Nothing can be flawless other than the machines and he, to his credit, has been flawless on many occasions, not on this occasion of course, but, it’s okay.”
“If I reflect on the whole match, I thought we didn’t really go at Spain until they put one on the board. Once they got one up, we started pushing and started taking the game to their half which we could do much earlier.”
“We were not aiming a draw, but, we earned it from a difficult position. That’s the DNA of this Italian team, to fight, fight and fight and when you fight with all your power, something good comes out more often than not.”
Daniele de Rossi has stated that he is proud to play for Roma.
He said that only fans and players would understand how it feels to play for such a club and that he does not have any regret to have played for a single team all his life. He said that it is rare to see a player stay at a club for so long in modern football but personally he likes what he has achieved with the club.
He said that he is following the footsteps of Francesco Totti who has also spent all his life at the club and Daniele de Rossi has stated that he is not going to retire before the captain. He admits sometimes he think what life would have been if he had agreed to move to bigger clubs but he said that he has no regret as it is a decision that he has taken in his heart.
He stated that it is probably the fact that he has been born in Rome that causes the passion in his heart. He said that all that he wants to do is to represent the club and fight for the fans. He said that although he can get passionate crowds at foreign clubs such as Chelsea and Liverpool, it will not be the same as the passion displayed by the Roman fans. He said playing for Roma allow him to play in front of his friends and relatives, and this can be a great motivation for a player.
Daniele de Rossi said that Roma fans had rewarded him for his loyalty to the club by the support they have shown throughout the years, and he hoped that he had repaid them through his performance on the pitch.
Italian defensive midfielder Daniele de Rossi is set to be displayed as the highest paid player in the league as Napoli is set to offer Gonzalo Higuain the title.
The argentine had a phenomenal last season and was offered a huge deal to move to China but he refused, preferring the competitive edge of European football.
Chinese outfit, Hebei, offered Higuain a reported 50 million Euros per year. The tempting offer even if taxed 45% income tax rate as applicable in China, the player would have still been able to make over 21 million Euros per season, a figure Cristiano Ronaldo enjoys at Real Madrid. Many players would have accepted the deal without blinking but the Napoli star decided to reject the offer.
De Rossi make about 6.5 million Euros per season at AS Roma where he has played since 2002 but the contract extension from Napoli to Higuain will offer him at least a million Euros more than De Rossi’s wages. The Italian club is reported to have added an ultimatum if he is to accept the deal, else the club would consider selling him to the highest bidder. A lot clubs are keen on landing the player but Arsenal’s offer trumps that of others, even though it remains below the release clause of Napoli for Higuain.
Napoli want the player to accept this offer on time as Higuain hastily rejected the former offer from the club even as the club has assured him of his importance to them. His brother and agent ranted about how poor the club was valuing the player even as there were a lot of interests from other top clubs. Juventus is reported to be keen on getting the player if Real Madrid or Manchester United can complete a world record transfer for Paul Pogba this summer.
The EURO’s is coming up and soon to be Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has some tough decisions regarding the strike force he will take to France.
It’s been a long time since Italy has had an outstanding world-class striker so the choice will prove to be even more difficult for Conte with a list of average house-hold names. Here are a few candidates for the job this summer.
Graziano Pelle – The 6ft 4 Southampton striker can add a direct approach to Italy’s game this summer if things become tricky. Not only does he provide a great threat in the air but he’s not bad with the ball at his feet either. The last two seasons at Southampton have been very successful for him and this season hasn’t been entirely wasted either scoring 13 goals in 34 goals for The Saints – as well as making 5 assists. He has featured 11 times for Italy since his first cap, scoring 4 times – which leaves him with a respectable ratio of 0.36 goals a game.
Eder – Born in Brazil but chosen for Gil Azzurri. Eder is a quicker choice than Pelle who can provide pace and mobility up front with a little Brazilian flair. He is currently playing for Inter Milan after being loaned to them from Sampdoria. Playing for Sampdoria he hit some impressive form scoring 12 goals in 19 games however he has since failed to score for Inter following his loan. The promising form he showed earlier in the season should not be forgotten however as he can provide Conte with something very different to his other options.
Lorenzo Insigne – Lorenzo has hit some notable good form at Napoli where he is being played in a very advanced role. Typically a winger, he can play in the attacking midfield slot and up front. He has had his best season to date with Napoli scoring 13 goals and making 11 assists in 38 games. This form has already seen him called up to the Italian squad by boss Conte resulting in him bagging a goal against current European champions Spain. Insigne looks like the player to be Conte’s main man if he carries on him impressive form.
Italian midfielder, Daniele De Rossi who has been struggling with form could get replaced in current club AS Roma this summer.
The player along with Claudio Marchisio and Andrea Pirlo were the backbone of the Italian national squad for the last 6 years. They were truly a formidable trio and regarded at one point as one of the best in the world.
Marchisio is out now, and Pirlo semi-retired and playing in the US, leaving 32-year old De Rossi to salvage his national side during the French Euro 2016. Italy have used the midfielders to win second and third place finishes in the last Euro and Confederations Cup but De Rossi might have to get replaced during this upcoming tournament.
Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has emerged as a transfer target for AS Roma to replace De Rossi.
Fellaini was spotted at Serie A outfit’s home – Stadio Olimpico – to watch them play Napoli while the Belgian was supposedly on a holiday in Rome.
According to the Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport, the club is looking to bring in reinforcements in the midfield to supplement the services of Radja Nainggolan and Miralem Pjanic as De Rossi has been in abysmal form this season. Former Barcelona player, Seydou Keita, 36, has reached the twilight of his career leaving the Italian club with no choice than seek to strengthen the midfield.
De Rossi has fallen in the pecking order of Lucio Spalletti. He has played just three games in the last seven in the Serie A for the Italian side. The very versatile player who plays in central midfield, centre back and even defensive midfiled for Roma has 518 matches on his belt, netting 54 times. With his recent drop in top performance, the Italy International could get replaced in both club and country after a highly successful career.
Daniele de Rossi has been performing with As.Roma since the start of his career back on 2001 and ever since then, the Italian player has managed to become one of the most influential players of the club who has made over 350 appearances for As.Roma but at the age of 32, he is reaching the twilight stages of his career.
The veteran midfielder still continues being a regular starter for his club but at his elevated age, rumors are beginning to circulate as to which club Daniele de Rossi will join after his contract with As.Roma arrives.
Major League Soccer is quickly becoming the football destination that senior player join and now Daniele de Rossi has joined the bandwagon of rumors. LA Galaxy is believed to be preparing an offer of around €7m that could lure the veteran midfielder away from Italy and into the American club.
The contract of Daniele de Rossi runs up at the end of the next season and if As.Romadecides to not renew his contract, the experienced player will have to start considering his options and this is why making a move to the MLS is not a far-fetched event that could happen in the near future.
The American league has lured big name players such as: David Beckham, Thierry Henry, David Villa and Andrea Pirlo. All of these have been players that are either still playing in the MLS or used to perform in the past and one of the main reasons of why high profile performers do this is because of the high wages that the MLS offer to their designated players and the MLS isn’t as competitive or an intense league compared to others, which is great for the veteran performers who can’t continue performing at the same pace as they did back in their younger careers.