Time.news – The National team re-embraces Daniele De Rossi. The former blue midfielder is now officially in the group of technical collaborators of the national team led by Roberto Mancini: he will join Chicco Evani, Attilio Lombardo, Giulio Nuciari and Fausto Salsano, to start a new adventure, this time on the bench. De Rossi, who this morning at the FIGC headquarters in Rome signed the contract that binds him to the national team until the end of the European Championship, will already be on Sunday at Coverciano, seat of the withdrawal of Italy in view of the meetings with Northern Ireland, Bulgaria and Lithuania, returning to that place where for years he was one of the absolute protagonists.
“I am proud to start this new career with the national team and I thank both the president Gravina and the coach Mancini for the trust and the opportunity “commented Daniele De Rossi.
World Champion in 2006 and vice-champion of Europe in 2012, De Rossi began his journey in the national team in November 2001 with the Under 19 team. He made 4 appearances with the Under 20 national team and then posted his first trophies with the Under 21 team. in the final against Serbia and Montenegro one of the three goals that gave Italy the fifth continental title in the category, a success which was followed by the bronze medal won in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
Unforgettable debut with the senior national team, which coincided on 4 September 2004 with the first goal, decisive for the victory against Norway in a match valid for the 2006 World Cup qualifiers.
A World Cup that has forever marked the career of the former blue midfielder, who started badly with the expulsion remedied in the second match of the group stage with the United States and ended in glory. In the final against France, returned to the squad after four days of disqualification, Daniele kicked and converted the third of five penalties that allowed Italy to lift the fourth World Cup to the sky of its history.
With the national team he took part in three World Championships, three European Championships and two Confederations Cups, collecting a total of 133 calls and 117 appearances, fourth in the ranking of the Azzurri with the most appearances behind Gigi Buffon, Fabio Cannavaro and Paolo Maldini. The 21 goals scored make him the 12th best blue scorer, second most prolific midfielder after Adolfo Baloncieri.
If the one between De Rossi and the national team was a long and happy love story, amaro was the epilogue, with the decision to leave the blue jersey in November 2017 after the defeat in the World Cup play off with Sweden.
Greetings from As Roma also reach the former Giallorossi captain: “Good luck Daniele for this new adventure”.