He said, “I fully respect what Daniele did, everyone is free to do what they see fit. At the end of my career, I received offers above all from abroad, but also from Italy.
“Sampdoria wanted me at all costs. (Massimo) Ferrero has a soft spot for me and he would've done anything to get me there.
“I had doubts. I wanted to keep playing because I felt I could still give something, but ultimately it would've done nothing for me.
“I had only one idea in my mind: to wear only one shirt. All my 24 years' worth of memories with Roma would've been erased, so I decided to retire."