Alessandro Diamanti has added spice to this weekend’s Bologna-Roma game by taking a swipe at Francesco Totti.
The Rossoblu attacking midfielder was asked for his opinion on Giallorosso flag bearer Totti and his response surprised those present at his media conference on Friday.
“Francesco is a great player, a great champion, but there are no flag bearers in modern football,” the former West Ham and Brescia player commented.
“A flag bearer plays for free for his team. I’d too love to be a flag bearer who was on €10m a season…”
Totti, now 35, was born in the Italian capital and has only ever played for Roma after graduating through their youth sector.