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Nesta: What the players had to say

Forward Marco Di Vaio - “It’s incredible to have him here. We are great friends and I’m very happy he came to Montreal. We played together 18 years ago, and we progressed through Lazio’s youth system. He brings a lot experience and tactically he is a great player. It will be great for the team.”

Impact head coach Jesse Marsch – “We are excited to have him with the group. From his humble manner to his good work habits, I think already he’s had a positive influence on our group in one day. He’ll definitely make us stronger.”

Defender Hassoun Camara – “It’s nothing but positive for the group. For me as a young defender, it will be incredible to play and learn alongside him. He’s been gracious with us so far and we look forward to getting to play with him.”

Defender Jeb Brovsky – “It’s amazing quite honestly. Watching him play with the Italian National Team over the years, those are guys you look up to. Hopefully I could pick his brain and learn from him to become a better player. His experience will be invaluable.”

Defender Zarek Valentin – (jokingly) “Watching him at training, I realized that if I talk to him and give him some advice I can improve his game a little bit…But seriously, as a younger guy playing with a guy like that, I have to just be a sponge and take in as much as I can.  I am looking forward to getting to play alongside him as soon as possible.”