(ANSA) – ROME, JUNE 05 – “Gianluca was a great footballer, a true man. He will always be in our hearts, he is one of those immortal characters: he physically left us, but he will always be with us”. This was said by the coach of the Italian national team, Roberto Mancini, in his speech on the occasion of the naming of field 3 of the Giulio Onesti Olympic training center in Rome after Gianluca Vialli.
After the coach, the captain of the national team Leonardo Bonucci also spoke. “I remember Gianluca’s greatness in small gestures. His first thought was to give a moment of joy to the kids who are here with us today, he wanted to make them understand that what was going on could be erased with a simple gesture – said the defender -. The football field is not enough to understand Gianluca’s greatness in giving himself and giving before receiving. Beyond the exploits as a sportsman, we will remember him as a great man.
Behind his smile, there was a man of great values, an example and a driving force”. (ANSA).
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