He is one of the last players who joined Garcia’s team, however, he also demonstrated his undoubted qualities. In just one moth since his arrival in Rome Davide Astori already convinced Rudi Garcia to be a very good defender as well as Antonio Conte to be included in the Italian national team.
Davide Astori was interviewed at Coverciano and stated:
“De Rossi with Roma and Bonucci here with the national team represent a filter that can help our defense line. Rudi Gracia and Antonio Conte are very similar coaches who pay attention to many details and to the physiological issues. Conte’s offensive way to play is very easy even for those defenders who do not have velvety feet like me!”
“Roma? We started the season really well against Fiorentina. We feel that we are a very strong team. In Rome, you can feel the positive pressure! Our defense line changed a lot. Let’s think that only Torosidis was here last season. Balzaretti’s injury is a big problem but Castan is returning soon.”
“In the national team I feel really comfortable also because Juventus’ players are helping all of us to understand Conte’s way to play. I have a great friendship with Giorgio Chiellini. He is a world level player and we would like him to be always with us. Conte is a very meticulous coach. He covers every detail and all the players know what they have to do on the playing field.”