The Roma defensive midfielder will play tomorrow his last match with the team without knowing what he will do in the future.
The Stadio Olimpico in Rome will be a historic witness of Daniele De Rossi’s last AS Roma match.
The 35-year-old defensive midfielder will say goodbye to the only club where he has played since he debuted professionally in 2001.
“When I write down the words ‘Thank you’ it is not abstract feelings and emotions that come to mind, but the specific faces and voices of all those that I encountered along the way,” he wrote on the official website.
“Please, let me say thank you to everyone at Roma that I came to know: The Sensi family, and President Pallotta.”
He added: “All the women and men that have worked, and continue to work, at Trigoria.”
“The coaches that shaped me; all of them – without exception – taught me something important.”
“The medical staff that always took care of me; and Damiano, without whom I would certainly have made fewer appearances for this club,” he said.
“My teammates, the part of the job I always enjoyed the most – they are my family. That daily routine, those times in the changing room at Trigoria, will be the thing I miss most of all.”
He commented: “Thank you to every Roma fan, my fans.”
“Today, at least, I’ll allow myself to call you ‘my fans’ – because I was one of you, out there on the pitch, and the love you have always shown me helped me to keep on doing that.”
“You are all the reason why I chose this city, this life, time and time again. Sunday will be the 616th time I make that choice, the right choice,” he concluded.