Tarcisio Burgnich, former coach and former Italian footballer of Europe in 1968 and vice world champion in 1970 with the Italian national team, died in Versilia at the age of 82. Among the most iconic defenders of world football, Burgnich was nicknamed ‘the Rock’. “When it was good he was worried all the forwards, I talked about it some time ago with Riva: ‘what a bad Sunday when Tarcisio plays'”. Roberto Boninsegna, with Burgnich together with Inter, thus remembers the Rock, who passed away after an illness. “What bad news – he tells Adnkronos -, we were very friends since we were in the Inter youth team. In training he marked me and it was really difficult to catch the ball, one of the greatest scorers ever. In Mexico he marked Pelé very well , he was the only one who could do it that way. He was a tough Friulian, and when a friend like that is missing it’s a really bad time.