Published On: Thu, Nov 8th, 2012

Liverpool striker attacks Roma sporting director

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’s has launched an attack on sporting director Walter Sabatini, claiming he didn’t like his actions.

The 21-year-old moved to Anfield in the summer for a fee of €10.5 million after the Giallorossi felt his services were no longer required at the club.

“I will never forget the warmth of the people, the passion for the jersey and for Roma. It is difficult to find such immense passion from the fans, but I put it in my suitcase for the rest of my career, because it does give you strength,” he told Radio Manà Manà Sport.

This time last year, Borini played and scored in his first Rome Derby.

“It was my first derby and certainly the one in Rome is more keenly felt than any other. To prepare for a derby in Rome it is wise not to talk much and to listen even less, as the constant discussion can affect you.

“I have so much respect for Francesco Totti. Considering what he represents at Roma, he is the captain of captains.”

Of his move to the Premier League he said, “I didn’t force anyone into anything. I simply had to make my decisions. I didn’t like what the director of sport said and I did not share his version of events.

“I have always had a perfectly relaxed rapport with the squad, despite what was written. My teammates knew that I didn’t always go to the dinners because I had family commitments. Some things written last year perhaps came from envy or trying to constantly find the fly in the ointment, so they had to make them up.”

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