Roma captain Francesco Totti followed up his interview with Sky Italia by writing on his blog that he is only sad because of a lack of form.
Earlier this week there were reports that Totti is considering leaving Roma after growing frustrated with the way he is being treated by Claudio Ranieri.
"The captain will not lower the flag," Totti wrote. "My sadness is owed to not managing to give the maximum contribution to get the result that we all desire.
"My sadness in these days is certainly not aimed at our President. We are tied by a mutual respect, affection and love for Roma. It's a profound link that has lasted ever since I started my career.
"Rosella Sensi must be thanked again for everything that she has done for our colours.
"Neither is my sadness directed toward the Coach. I have always shown the utmost openness to his technical decisions; nor to the directors, with whom I have a daily relationship or with my teammates who have all my respect.
"I am simply sad because this squad has to aim at getting the best results. This is our common objective.
"The captain will not lower the flag," he concluded.