Francesco Totti insists he is taking his Roma side to Turin with the intention of beating Juventus. “We’re not interested in a draw.”
The League leaders will entertain the second-placed Giallorossi on Sunday evening and Totti is keen to see the five-point gap between the two reduce.
“We have beaten the best this season, we are just missing Juventus,” the club captain told Il Messaggero.
“We are not interested in the draw, we want to win.
“On an individual basis, one against one, we are better than Juve, but they are better as a team. The difference is that they have known each other for a while, and they’ve won which helps you to win.
“The Rome derby is a unique encounter, but games against Juventus are like a second derby for me. It was like that when I was a fan seeing as there has always been a footballing hatred between the two.”
The capital club have been a revelation this season, seeing as they are unbeaten and started the campaign with 10 straight wins.
“When Marquinhos, Erik Lamela and Pablo Osvaldo were sold, I was worried,” Totti added. “They were three untouchables in the starting XI.
“I hoped that the money would be re-invested on the market and it was – even if less affirmed players arrived. However, they are giving more than those who left.”