JAVA FETT, the former West Ham striker who is now in Rome to play the Italian national hero in the film, was a big fan of Italy’s national football team.
“The whole squad, the whole squad,” he told the BBC in 2014.
“We all knew each other and we all loved playing together.
I always felt like a part of the squad.”
I always felt proud of them and I always said they deserved everything that I had to offer.
“The 30-year-old, who played a crucial role in Italy’s recent World Cup triumph, is no stranger to the capital.
He played a key role in their 2004 final win over France in the Champions League, and his performances have become more memorable each year.”
After leaving West Ham for Roma in the summer of 2007, Fett moved to Real Madrid and scored 10 goals in 34 appearances, including two in a Champions League semi-final win over Barcelona in 2009 that secured the club a place in the 2006 final. “
It is not easy but it is very, very, important for you.”
After leaving West Ham for Roma in the summer of 2007, Fett moved to Real Madrid and scored 10 goals in 34 appearances, including two in a Champions League semi-final win over Barcelona in 2009 that secured the club a place in the 2006 final.
He scored the winning goal in the final against Arsenal.
“After that I moved to Milan and I scored a couple of goals for Milan and that helped me settle in here,” he added.
“In Milan, it is the same mentality, you have to go there and you are the star and you want to show your quality.
And you are a big star and everyone knows you are.”
Fett scored a hat-trick in his first league match in 2012 and the next year he scored two goals in two matches, including a late equaliser against Napoli in the quarter-finals.
He has since scored a brace in four Serie A games, including goals in both the Champions and Europa League.
“He’s a big-game player, he is very important to the team,” Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri said in 2013.
“He is a big, strong, physical player, and he plays with great intensity.”
“It is difficult to compare him to other players, but he’s a special player.
You can see he has got the qualities to be an important player for the team.”
Fett also played for Italy at international level and in 2009 was called up to the senior squad for the World Cup final against Germany, where he scored the winner.