The 33-year-old Roma midfielder and Italy international scored the opening goal for his country in their last night match and was full of accolades about his countryman Verratti.


The Veteran Italian midfielder speaks some words of encouragement about his young compatriot Marco Verratti after his wonderful performance against Albania.

In their last match Italy eased past Albania and they won the match by 2-0 goals against them, in the first half De Rossi scored from a spot kick and give them the advantage after that the Lazio striker Ciro Immobile seal the match for them in the second half, and which make them at the top of the group G with the Spanish team.

Before both the Italian midfielders were a part of Palermo side, after last night the Roma man spokes of about the pleasure to play side by side with the PSG man.

De Rossi said: "We're already realizing there is a great squad forming here and [the young players have] already fused with the veterans,"

"They've got a great sense of responsibility and realize what it means to represent Italy. It's a very positive atmosphere.

"I've always got along well with Marco Verratti. It's easy to play with good team-mates who know when it is the right moment to keep the ball and when to pass it, so we're talking about one of the best. It's a pleasure to play with Verratti."

The PSG main said that right now he is focusing on adopting the new style of the new Italian coach Ventura.

Verratti said: "It was a good overall team performance,"

"I have a very different style of football to Andrea Pirlo and it is also a different style to the one at Paris Saint-Germain, so soon I'll better understand what the coach wants from me."