UDINE – "Immense grief. A massive loss."
It is hard to describe the sadness Andrea Ranocchia feels. He played with Piermario Morosini for Italy at youth level and roomed with the midfielder during training camps and trips.
"A marvellous lad, he didn’t deserve all this," said the Nerazzurri defender, who learnt of the Livorno player’s death at Inter’s hotel in Udine, where the team were due to play Udinese this evening.