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His teammates call him “Bobo,” reminiscent of Christian Vieri. Primavera Champion of Italy and Supercoppa winner (in which the Giallorossi put up big numbers against Inter Milan).

He calls Vieri his idol: “He’s one of the players that I love most in the world.” And yet he celebrates like Montella, with the former Roma star’s “Aeroplanino,” hands out, flying straight across the field after a goal.

But Marco has his own style and identity. Another round and another win for “Tummy,” acting as an instrumental part of the Lupi squad that beat Inter 1-0 in the first-leg of the Semifinal for the Primavera Coppa Italia. His figures? 11 goals in nine matches for the season.

Tumminello is “On fire” as it’s now fashionable to say for him. He’s come back strong after six match disqualification in June for a “disrespectful attitude towards the referee.” Due to his hard-working attitude and maturity, it is just something that has come to pass for the young striker.

It’s a happy time for him. He remains as one of the strongest players in Italy for his age, and it’s truly the big moments which have made all the difference for him. Even last year, he scored 12 goals between league and cup ties. Discovered by Bruno Conti and brought to the club by Walter Sabatini and Massara when he was 13 years old, interest has already been shown by Sassuolo and AC Milan – though Roma has no intentions of letting him go.

Last year he earned his first start in professional football under Rudi Garcia, earning a couple minutes against Chievo Verona. Now he is under the watchful eyes of Luciano Spalletti and takes Edin Dzeko as a role model. The coach knows what he is capable of, and that’s afforded him training with the first team now.