Balzaretti Eager to Return

Roma left-back Federico Balzaretti has spoken today at the Roma-Ostia Half Marathon as part of an Adidas sponsorship.

“I’m quite well, after surgery we did a phase of rehabilitation, I started to run as early as this week and it was a very positive week. So if all goes well, I’ll need 1-2 weeks at most until I can be with the team. Romagnoli? He is very good. He is a very strong player, currently he is important for the team and will be in the future. He did very well in Bologna in back role, even if he prefers the role as a center-back. He’s very quiet, he is a simple guy who works hard and has a lot of serenity. When you have the luck and skill to be at this level at his age and are called upon, you have the right to say that he’s a strong person and is serene. He has a great gift. Roma-Inter? I don’t make predictions, I see a team that is ready and well.”

Source(s): Radio Radio

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