The retired Italy international spoke on his love and loyalty to his hometown club.
Caught up by YouTube personality ‘Ginnika’, Daniele De Rossi gave his thoughts on what it’s like to be a club and country icon.
“Football has became a show like the NBA? I find it hard to get into that, maybe I’m from an older generation, soon however I’ll retire.
“I have a passion for Roma and for Calcio, if I didn’t become a footballer I would be one of those driving 10 hours just to catch a Roma match.
“Am I a role model? I feel a little bit of a responsibility, on how you have to act towards the outside world, us outside of Trigoria have to give an example because there are always a lot of kids and they follow us and we influence them.
“They always say they want to imitate Nainggolan and what he does on the field.”