The Roma captain has urged the club to remain united and ignore media speculation about rifts between team-mates as they seek to end a long run without a league win
The capital club are yet to taste victory in Serie A this season and have come in for widespread criticism, but the veteran skipper has reminded them that the team win and lose as a collective.
“We win and lose together, from the first to the last, as joy and pain must be divided equally between us," he was quoted as saying on the club's official website.
“Now more than ever I say always and only Forza Roma. Hands off my, our and your Roma! There have been many words and fantastical reconstructions of what happened in Genoa.
"It was something that happened within the match and at the final whistle it’s all over for me. During moments of difficulty, a captain needs to make his voice heard.
"I have had this role for many years and try to do it with responsibility, belonging, passion and clarity. Blaming individuals is not good for anybody.
“My team-mates and I form a united group and Daniel is one of us. This must not be forgotten and I hope he will soon return to celebrating with joy after scoring a goal. This is what we should all hope, to celebrate victories together."