Pepito given Friend of the Children award: “Sacrifices help you to grow”

Giuseppe Rossi cut a contented figure as he rubbed shoulders with stars of sport and showbiz to receive the “Friend of the Children” award at a gala event in Milan.

“Sacrifices help you to grow. That’s what I was always taught – when I was young my family sacrificed so much to help me realise my dreams.

“Injuries are a part of the game and now I just can’t wait to get back on the pitch. Fiorentina are doing really well at the moment. Goals are so important to Gomez – he deserves it because he’s a friend, a talented footballer and a great person.

“Diamanti scored a wonderful goal at the weekend and we even got a glimpse of what Salah is capable of. I’d also like to wish Juan Cuadrado the best of luck in his new adventure,” said Rossi.