De Rossi is unhappy with the way he was described by FIFA's website as being 'tough'.
âWell, I donât exactly agree,â De Rossi responded.
âI guess it depends what you mean by âtoughâ. On the pitch, my position and my role require a physical side, constant contact with my opponent.
âIf that's what you mean by tough, itâs correct. But ... if you look at my club career, for example, I have only ever received one red card â and that was eight years ago.
âI play fair, even though sometimes the tackles are tough.â
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