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De Rossi explains his expletive-laden roar at Roma fans after Dzeko goal

The midfielder appeared to mouth ‘pezzi di merda’ at his club’s fans as he celebrated the striker’s goal.

Roma striker Edin Dzeko
Roma striker Edin Dzeko

DANIELE DE ROSSI moved to make light of his his angry reaction towards Roma fans in defence of Edin Dzeko after the much-maligned striker opened the scoring in yesterday’s  2-1 Serie A triumph over Inter.

The Bosnia-Herzegovina international deftly touched home Bruno Peres’ low fifth-minute cross at the Stadio Olimpico, where Kostas Manolas scored a 76th-minute winner shortly after Ever Banega levelled for the visitors.

Dzeko now has five goals in eight appearances for Roma this term but has struggled to win fans over in the capital after a disappointing debut season last time around.

Captain De Rossi gestured animatedly towards the home support when his team-mate broke the deadlock against Inter, with television replays appearing to show De Rossi mouthing expletives in their direction.

“What did I say to the fans? I don’t remember… maybe I told them to buy the jersey of Dzeko, but in Bosnian,” he responded to Gazzetta.

“After a goal you say a bit of everything, you shout, it can happen. I must say that when the most contested players score, like Edin, we are all happier, because he is suffering this situation.

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“He is one that creates many chances and is not always is able to exploit them. He deserves it because he’s a good guy.”

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