Friday March 4 2011
Borriello agent fires back at Ranieri

Marco Borriello's agent has hit back at former Roma Coach Claudio Ranieri's claims he was a “trouble-maker” in the locker room.

Ranieri broke his silence to blame David Pizarro and Borriello for the problems behind the scenes.

“Borriello wanted to play all the time, but it's not as if he was a constant first team player at Milan either.”

The striker's agent hit back in an interview with Sky Sport Italia this afternoon.

“I was disappointed to hear Ranieri's comments, as during the time he was the Roma Coach, Borriello was always at the disposal of the squad,” insisted Tiberio Cavalleri.

“He even played when he was not 100 per cent fit. It is only normal that when he wasn't considered for the starting XI, he was a little upset, but there was nothing over the top in his reaction.

“I would also like to rule out allegations he had problems with Francesco Totti and Daniele De Rossi. There can be some misunderstandings on the field, but nothing more. In fact, the lads hang out off the pitch as well.”

Borriello arrived on loan from Milan in the summer with an obligation to buy at the end of the season, by which time the club should be under new ownership.

“I say all this to confirm that Borriello will not leave Roma,” continued the agent. “He was signed on a long-term contract and so at the moment there is not the slightest chance he could change club.”

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