The Italian talent spoke to These Football Times about his past, present, and future at Roma. Zaniolo wants to become a top-level midfielder in the eternal city.
A young man who hopes to become a great football player. It seems to be a recurring story but instead, it is something special. Nicolò Zaniolo is already playing for a great Italian club, but he wants to impress everyone by learning from experienced teammates.
Daniele De Rossi has been a very important mentor to him, the legendary Roman midfielder has a quality not common to all players, humility. “Daniele has always been a leader and a fantastic person, so it’s easy to learn from him and from other experienced players. The thing I learned the most is humility. He had time for everyone, for the fans, for the staff, and for the other players. He was focused on Roma off the pitch as well.”
Zaniolo has a dream, he wants to lift the World Cup one day. But to have this planetary success, he must work hard and keep learning on and off the pitch. De Rossi and NZonzi have already reached that goal with their national teams and Nicolò Zaniolo wants to replicate their gestures: “Winning the World Cup is my dream as a child, as it is for all players. I was very lucky to share the locker room with them, it makes me think I can get there as well. I’m focused on trying to become the kind of player that others will watch one day. Now it’s time to write my story and I’m ready for this challenge,” said the Roma midfielder Zaniolo to These Football Times.