Francesco Totti dedicated his brace to President Rosella Sensi. “It's the derby of my dreams, the one I always wanted.”
The Roma captain got both goals in a 2-0 victory over rivals Lazio that revived their hopes of finishing fourth.
“It's the derby of my dreams, the one I always wanted. Winning with two of my goals is just too wonderful,” grinned Totti.
“My personality means I never give up. People can say what they like, but I keep on going. It's always a pleasure to beat Lazio, so to seal it with my brace makes me doubly happy.”
Claudio Ranieri had won three derby games, but it was the first as Coach for Vincenzo Montella.
“Since Vincenzo arrived, the mentality of the team has changed. You can see the hunger to win,” continued Totti.
“I am happy to dedicate this victory to the Sensi family, who deserve it for all they have done and the passion they put into the club. We must all thank the President.
“I also dedicate it to my wife, Ilary, as we have now been together for nine years.”