Francesco Totti has broken his silence. “I was upset. A future beyond Roma? We'll see. I'm only sad when I step into Trigoria training ground.”
The captain was said to be furious with Coach Claudio Ranieri when benched for the 2-1 defeat to Sampdoria on Sunday, coming on for only the final three minutes.
“I was upset, as it seemed to me a time-wasting exercise,” he told Sky Sport Italia television.
“I accept everything, as I am at the disposal of the club and the Coach. I spoke to directors (Gian Paolo) Montali, (Bruno) Conti and (Daniele) Pradè before talking to Ranieri.
“We had a general discussion on everything that has happened. It is important to have someone behind your back who supports you.”
When asked about the possibility of leaving the Giallorossi, Totti was not entirely reassuring.
“A future beyond Roma? Let's think about the present, then we'll see. I can confirm what I said a few days ago: I am sad only when I step into the Trigoria training ground. Outside, I'm perfectly fine.”