Roma President James Pallotta outlined his ambitious vision for the club and Francesco Totti’s place within it.
The Giallorossi are currently on their US tour and will face the MLS All-Star Team tonight in Kansas City.
“There are ads swirling around saying ‘Roma will be destroyed in 90 minutes.’ This gives us extra motivation to win,” insisted Bostonian Pallotta.
“Our goal isn’t just to be in the Champions League, but to be number one.”
These are bold targets for a side that has failed to qualify for Europe for the second year running.
The President also commented on captain Totti, whose contract expires in June 2014.
“He will always be at Roma. The length of the contract is not going to be a problem.”
Meanwhile, Roma announced their jersey for the MLS All-Star game will include the @OfficialASRoma Twitter account and the phrase ‘Roma Cares.’