Wednesday September 4 2019
Defrel: 'Get me on your fantasy team'

Gregoire Defrel is so confident he’ll rediscover his scoring touch at Sassuolo that he urged people to “get me on your Fantasy Football team!”

The Roma striker returned to his old club, but had been on the verge of extending his Sampdoria stay or joining Cagliari during the final days of the transfer window.

“I was happy at Samp, but I had two fantastic years at Sassuolo. I evaluated everything, including the squad, the Coach who called me up and in the end decided to come here because it’s a really good team and I followed my heart,” said Defrel in his Press conference.

“We think that we can really do well this year. There’s work to be done, but let’s see how far we go. There’s competition for places, but that can only be a positive.

“I spoke to De Zerbi before coming here, he knows I can play more or less any role in attack, even if it’s trequartista or winger. I do enjoy playing as a second striker off a centre-forward, though.

“Marco Giampaolo is very focused on tactics, he often asks us to press and help out the defence. I worked with Eusebio Di Francesco for many years, but I did struggle to work as a winger at Roma.

“Let’s just say I’d advise people to get me on their Fantasy Football team!”

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