Roma has a new captain, Alessandro Florenzi
Alessandro Florenzi unexpectedly played in yesterday’s match of Roma against Cagliari (2:2) with a captain’s band. However, De Rossi played in the first team as well.
Spalletti explained his decision after the match, stating that football players have to pay for their mistakes. Speaking about mistakes, the coach meant De Rossi’s dismissal in the 39th minute of the duel with Porto (0:3). It became one of the major reasons of team’s departure from the Champions League.
“It was a sad moment, but De Rossi realised everything and accepted with pleasure the rules established in our locker room”.
“I have reported to De Rossi about the decision in the presence of all team. Each player has to pay for mistakes” — Spalletti said.