Zdenek Zeman enjoyed Roma’s victory over Liverpool last night and says he “expects great things of Francesco Totti.”
The summer tour of the US continued with a 2-1 friendly win against Liverpool at Boston’s historic Fenway Park.
“Did we do better in the second half when scoring the two goals? Actually, I preferred the first half,” said the Coach.
“I saw a compact and determined side. I think the media is putting too much focus on the goals, as I also look to the style of football we expressed.
“I am here in order to try to win. Coming back here I rediscovered the passion of the city, as people always used to stop me in the street and ask me to return. Now that it has become a reality, they expect something from me.
“If things don’t go well, the same people might throw stones. Who knows?”
This is Zeman’s second stint at the Stadio Olimpico after a run from 1997 to 99 and much has been written about his rapport with Totti.
“I expect great things of Totti. I’ve always said he is world class and I expect him to behave accordingly.
“In my first meeting with the players, I set down the basic behavioural rules. I want to give them regulations to respect a little at a time, as you don’t learn everything in one go.
“They are some pretty basic things and ought to be considered normal, although I’ve seen not to take anything for granted.”