Daniele De Rossi was representing Roma at the Easter Paralympics on Tuesday, while there was some good news for Roma strikers both past and present.
De Rossi And The Easter Paralympics
Daniele De Rossi represented Roma at the ‘Pasqua Paralimpica’ (Easter Paralympics) held in the via dei Santolini in Ostia on Tuesday, organised by the Italian Paralympic Committee with the support of various Roman sporting bodies. De Rossi, who is from Ostia himself, said that “I think it’s right to give a hand to these guys. Sport is able to help them to rise up from their problems”. The midfielder also commented on football matters, including that “we must continue to believe in third place” and that Simon Kjaer “helped me a lot on Sunday, talking to me and giving me advice”.
Award For Borini
The winners of the 10th edition of the Giuseppe Prisco awards have been announced, and there is a strong Giallorossi presence among the three winners. Roma striker Fabio Borini won the Giuseppe Prisco award in the player category, while Vincenzo Montella, now of Catania, won the award for the coach category. The best president award was given to Parma’s Tommaso Ghirardi. The awards are a recognition of the recipients’ fairness and honesty both on and off the pitch. The prizes will be given at a ceremony in Chieti on May 7.
I Want To Be Roma’s Cesc Fabregas
Alessandro Florenzi, who has had a superb season with Crotone, has denied that he bears any ill will against Roma after several of his compatriots were taken on the first team’s pre-season training camp while he was sent off on loan to a provincial club. Florenzi instead is looking to emulate Cesc Fabregas, who is “a midfielder I would like to resemble, he plays well anywhere”, and says that next season “if Roma believe in me, I would be proud to wear that shirt that I have always loved. Otherwise I will start working again with humility and determination”.
Transfer Tussle For Ocampos
The rumours surrounding River Plate’s Lucas Ocampos with a move to Roma are not subsiding, and calciomercatoweb.it believe that Roma will use their good relationship with the Argentine giants to negotiate a transfer for the highly rated forward in the summer. However, there is plenty of competition for his signature, with Barcelona, Inter and Paris Saint-Germain all monitoring the situation.
There was good news on Tuesday for former Roma striker Antonio Cassano, as he was given the go-ahead by Milan to resume playing again. The 29-year-old suffered stroke-like symptoms after Milan’s win against Roma last October and underwent heart surgery in early November. Cassano is not ready to make an immediate return to the Rossoneri first team just yet, but there are hopes he will be back in action soon.