Movie Ranking: four / five
Alongside Francesco Totti, Daniele De Rossi is one of the most iconic players of As.Roma. Starting his career in the youth system of Roma and making a debut in October of 2001, he has made over 400 appearances with the Italian side.
Roma’s 2012-13 season was not their best of years as they finished in 6th place and lost the finals of the Coppa Italia by losing against Lazio. These disappointments lead to claims and reports suggesting a big change for the Italian club and the possibility of Daniele De Rossi seeing his way out of the team.
This attracted the attention of the English titan Manchester United as they made a summer bid for Daniele De Rossi but it was later turned down by the club and the player.
Now as De Rossi looks back at his decision to stay with the Italian side, everything is pointing towards like it was the best thing to have done.
“If I had gone to play elsewhere, such as Barcelona, I probably would’ve won more,” De Rossi told Sky Sport Italia.
“My story is the same as Totti’s. But then you think of the people of Rome and the love of the fans, so that thought goes.”
“Francesco is ahead of me and to know I’ll only take the armband when he retires is not a pleasing thought for me or the fans,” added De Rossi.
“Nobody will celebrate that day going ‘Hurray, De Rossi has become the captain!’
Daniele De Rossi has played in every match of As.Roma of this season which has helped his team in their sensational start that sees them topping Serie A with 10 matches played and they remain unbeaten with 10 wins and 1 draw.
Movie Rating: 4 / 5
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After being heavily linked with a move to Chelsea in the last few weeks, Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi has given the biggest hint that they stay at the club. De Rossi has been one of the most wanted of players in a football over the last few years. Clubs like Real Madrid, Manchester city, Chelsea, and PSG have been trying to sign the player for a long time, who has so far spent his career only at Roma. The club endured a disappointing campaign last season, but they are hoping to get back into the groove of things by qualifying for the Champions league next season.
De Rossi is hoping that he plays a big role in the season that is about to start in a few weeks. Being unable to sign De Rossi will be a major disappointment for Portuguese manager José Mourinho, who is major admirer of the player. He has now tried to get him at three different clubs – Inter, Real Madrid, and Chelsea. De Rossi’s future at the international level has been speculated in times due to his disciplinary problems, but manager Cesare Prandelli recently confirmed that the 29-year-old remains an integral part in the Italian national team squad.
“The last few seasons have not gone well, that is clear. What we need is to be reborn. And we start from here, in pre-season. This is the preparation for a revival ahead of an important year. The club has always been a strong one, even in the years that things didn’t go so well,” said the midfielder, who was disappointed to see Roma finish only in the sixth position last season. They finished behind the likes of Udinese and Fiorentina in the table. It has been several years since the club last qualified for the Champions league.
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Italian national team manager Cesare Prandelli has said that Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi could benefit from a spell of playing abroad. The 29-year-old defensive midfielder has spent his entire career at Roma and he is considered as a legend at the club. However, he has been facing several troubles with his form and fitness in the last few years. This has led to him being dropped from the international team by manager Prandelli, who has been looking to bring on the age of the squad.
Even though Prandelli has consistently said that de Rossi remains an integral part of this team, it is looking increasingly difficult for Roma midfielder to be a regular first-team player at international level once more.
De Rossi has been linked with several major clubs in the last few years. He came extremely close to joining the likes of Manchester City during the regime of Roberto Mancini. Chelsea have now been showing interest in the 29-year-old over the last few weeks, and Prandelli reckons that De Rossi should not think twice about moving to a foreign country for the first time in his career. The 29-year-old has represented Roma in 399 appearances over several years. He has also made 79 international appearances as well.
“I hope that De Rossi remains at Roma, but if he went out he could improve professionally,” said Prandelli, who is looking to win the Confederations cup with Italy. De Rossi is one of the players in the squad for the Italian team at this major tournament, which is a precursor to the FIFA World Cup next year. Spain, Uruguay, and Brazil are some of the competitors at this tournament. Several managers like Carlo Ancelotti are known admirers of De Rossi and his style of play. PSG are the latest club to be linked with his services.
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