De Rossi held a media conference yesterday to discuss his future.
â€śThe culture of Italian football is about 10-20 years behind the times,â€ť the Italian international warned. â€śThe way we think and live it is all wrong.
â€śWe are behind English football, Spanish and German. Weâ€™ll soon be behind the French championship too.
â€śFor a start, look at our stadiums and our kick off times. We play in January at 9 oâ€™clock at night in Udineâ€¦
â€śIt wouldnâ€™t take a lot to improve, like Serie B who play at Christmas and then have January off.
â€śIâ€™m not saying this with venom or anger because if our football is behind then it is also because of me seeing as I am a part of it.
â€śHowever, had I left Roma in the past or if I leave in the future then I would run for an experience abroad.â€ť
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