Friday May 3 2013
Marquinhos: Totti a phenomenon

Marquinhos has admitted that fellow Roma teammate Francesco Totti is a 'phenomenon'.

The Brazilian youngster has enjoyed a breakthrough season at the Giallorossi, with rumours that Barcelona are keen on signing the centre-back.

But the 18-year-old has insisted that he is loving life in the Italian capital.

“Totti is an unattainable champions,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “It does not take long to realise that he is a real phenomenon for the things that he can do.

“My Brazilian teammates and I are very close – they have helped me acclimatise here in Rome really easily.

“I really like the city. It is a great place to be. I feel really good here.”