Sunday March 31 2013
Totti a 'legend like Giggs'

Italian actor and film director Carlo Verdone has praised Roma captain Francesco Totti, comparing him with Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs.

The Giallorossi forward celebrated his 20th anniversary in Serie A this week, and the 62-year-old, who is a boyhood fan of the club, has likened Totti to some of the game's legends.

“No one would have thought that Totti would have a career like this,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“But even from his debut you could see that he was destined to succeed.

“I have a great admiration for him. Look at the likes of Giggs, Gianfranco Zola, Roberto Baggio, Alessandro Del Piero – it is hard to believe that anyone can get to 40 years of age and keep playing, but Totti could.

“He is a boy who loves this city. He could have won more elsewhere, but he loves Rome.”