(ANSA) – TIRANA, 25 MAY – “It is a great joy to participate in a final. We are convinced that Roma can grow further and soon reach the highest levels”. According to what is learned from Uefa sources, the president of Rome Dan Friedkin (a person not inclined to speak in public) said at the Uefa gala dinner last night in Tirana. 250 guests took part in it in a room of the Opera House. Friedkin made his statement after being invited to the stage, as did his counterpart Feyenoord president, Toon van Bodegom.
At the dinner, where Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin did the honors, Albanian Premier Edi Rama was also present (“it’s true, I’m Juventus. But also Mourinhiano”, his joke), the president of the football federation Armand Duka , the mayor of the city Erion Veliaj and the Italian ambassador Fabrizio Bucci, a Roma fan who will be at the stadium today.
The Cup was placed in the center of the room which at the end of the final will be raised by one of the two captains, Lorenzo Pellegrini or Jens Toornstra. (HANDLE).