Emerson: “An honor to be at the disposal of the Azzurri.”


Emerson Palmieri, Roma defender, answered questions from fans via the club’s official Facebook page. Here are his words:

How did you choose the number 33?
Because I like the number 3, which is the day of my birthday, when I arrived in Rome, though, both the numbers 3 and 13 were taken so I chose 33.

How is it to play with Dzeko?
With him, I know I can launch the ball into the box and he’ll get it. He’s a great person and a great player and he helped me when I arrived.

The teammate you’re closest with?
This is difficult because there is like a second family here, however, I would say Bruno Peres because we played together and got on well together in Brazil at Santos. One day, we said that we would realize the dream of playing together in Europe and we have done so.

Your childhood idol?
Ronaldo, the phenom.

The Azzurri?
It’s an honor and a thrill to be at the disposal of the Italian national team, especially considering the beggining of the season.