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No-one will ever love you more than I do: Daniele De Rossi

ROME, ITALY - NOVEMBER 29: Daniele De Rossi of AS Roma looks on during the Serie A match between AS Roma and Atalanta BC at Stadio Olimpico on November 29, 2015 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)
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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.

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