Roma captain Daniele De Rossi spoke on former manager Luciano Spalletti during the pre-match press conference ahead of their Champions League clash with Qarabag.
“I was right to say that replacing Spalletti would be difficult, However, I did not say it was impossible. This has been shown by our journey under Eusebio Di Francesco, and our the results are there for all to see.”
The 34-year-old veteran, who has spent his entire with the Giallorossi, then compared his current manager with his former manager.
“It seems to me that Di Francesco’s first six months have been our best, first six months ever. Even Spalletti did not do so well on his return.
De Rossi concluded the segment on the current Inter manager by revisiting the situation between Spalletti and club legend Francesco Totti last season.
“Spalletti made a mess last season. As you know, there was a particular atmosphere with Totti and we all suffered a bit.”