De Rossi is a first-choice for Italy's World Cup team.
âHe has always been my idol and if I chose to wear the number 16 shirt itâs also because of him,â De Rossi told the Azzurriâs official YouTube channel during a question and answer session.
âThere are a lot of players I like, from Guardiola to Lampard, Xavi, Gerrard and many others.
âBut Roy Keane is like no other player.â
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