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."