Former Newcastle United boss Glenn Roeder says good friend Paul Gascoigne was made for Serie A.

Gazza's two former clubs, Tottenham and Lazio, play tonight in the Europa League.

"Italy in the Nineties was the No 1 league to test your ability and Paul had everything to be a success out there," recalled his friend Roeder to the Daily Mail.

"He had the close control and vision. He made goals and he scored goals.

"In a way, he was made for Italian football. The big problem was the injuries."