Friday December 7 2012
Balbo: Zeman & De Rossi fine

Former Roma striker Abel Balbo has claimed that Coach Zdenek Zeman and vice-Captain Daniele De Rossi have a good relationship.

The 46-year-old, who spent seven years at the Giallorossi in two separate spells, is confident that the recent spat between the two is just a miscommunication.

“I think there has been a communication error,” he told Rai programme Novanta Minuto. “Zeman did not want to attack the player.

“Yesterday I went to [Roma's training ground] Trigoria and there was no tension. I believe that the Coach has talked with De Rossi a lot.

“The atmosphere at Roma is healthy. I do not think Daniele will leave.”

Zeman had claimed earlier this week that the 29-year-old had not 'integrated' into his system

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