Francesco Totti claims that Roma have no fear going into the second leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final against Manchester United, and that he regards the game as more important than last summer’s World Cup final.
Totti was a member of the Italy side that claimed the World Cup last summer but, as a lifelong Roma fan, he believes that tonight’s game is more important.
“As a Roma supporter, I feel more about this match than the World Cup final in Berlin,” he told the Italian press.
“We will be playing in an emotional stadium, but we have no fear. If we adopt the mentality we had in Lyon, we will overcome Manchester United too and we will write another piece of history.
“We must play a great match.”
“Even if Milan and Bayern Munich are two very difficult sides to face, should we send off Ferguson’s team, our aim is to reach the final.”
Totti admits he is concerned about the possible impact of Cristiano Ronaldo.
“Ronaldo can decide a match on his own,” he conceded.
“You see what he can do, not just against us last week, but regularly in the Premiership, and it seems he is capable of doing just about anything.
“He can make the difference in this game, but we just have to hope he doesn’t play well.”