Daniele De Rossi denies shouting abuse at Roma fans

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Edin Dzeko scored his fifth goal from just seven league matches so far this season with Roma's opener against Inter Milan on Sunday.

But, despite his impressive start to the campaign, fans have not forgiven Dzeko for his disappointing debut year in Italian football.

A tally of ten goals was deemed not good enough by the passionate Roma support and they have demanded a big improvement this term.

However, it would appear the Bosnian still has the fierce support of his captain Daniele De Rossi after the latter's extremely passionate celebration that ensued following Dzeko's strike.

The Italian midfielder couldn't control his emotions and appeared to call his own supporters 'pieces of s**t' in an almighty tirade that you can watch in a video below.

We've all gone a bit too far celebrating at one stage or another but that seems very extreme!

De Rossi was asked about the incident after the game but denied saying what the footage appeared to show.

"What did I say to the fans? I don't remember… maybe I told them to buy the jersey of Dzeko, but in Bosnian," he told Gazzetta dello Sport, as per Goal.

"After a goal, you say a bit of everything, you shout, it can happen. I must say that when the most contested players score, like Edin, we are all happier, because he is suffering this situation.

“He is one that creates many chances and is not always is able to exploit them. He deserves it because he’s a good guy.”

A criticism often aimed at Dzeko - even during his time at Manchester City - has been how wasteful he can be in front of goal.

He might have scored five times this season but they have come from 36 shots on goal - way more than Serie A's top scorers Mauro Icardi (23), Gonzalo Higuain (16) and Carlos Bacca (12) required for their six goals.

Following Sunday's 2-1 win over Inter, Roma are now third in Serie A but they will need Dzeko fit and firing all season to end the dominance of Juventus in Italy.

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