Tommasi battling back
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Damiano Tommasi is still hoping to return this season.Damiano Tommasi is still hoping to return this season after picking up knee ligament damage in a pre-season friendly against Stoke.
The Roma midfielder was badly hurt in a clash with Gerry Taggart, and it was feared that it could end the combative star's career.
However, the former Italy international insists that he never thought about retirement, and is hoping for a speedy return.
"I've never thought it was over," Tommasi told Corriere dello Sport.
"I am hoping to play a few matches at the end of the season. I want to show the club and the rest of the football world that I can win a new contract.
"I want to be a player who deserves his job.
"I want to thank the Roma president Franco Sensi and my team-mates for their support."