Roma midfielder De Rossi: Yes, I earn €6.5m a season

AS Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi says he deserves to be the highest paid in the country.

AS Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi says he deserves to be the highest paid in the country.

The Italy international is currently earning €6.5m per season at Roma – the most in the Italian game.

“Yes, I’m the highest paid player in Serie A,” he told La Repubblica. “Yes, I earn €6.5m a season.

“And according to fans I should feel ashamed if I don’t play well – as if I might go on to the pitch and not feel up for it.

“If a singer turns up in a Jaguar it’s cool. If a player does it it’s a bad thing.

“I’ve never delayed signing a contract extension. But there is a market and there is a value to each player.

“I haven’t stolen anything.

“If Madonna earns a lot of money it’s seen as a good thing, but a footballer shouldn’t?

“I’ve always done my best for Roma. I’m proud to play here.

“Under Zeman, when I was not playing, I didn’t cause any controversy. I’m proud of that.”

 
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