Stephan Lichtsteiner fired up tomorrow’s Juventus-Roma by insisting “Francesco Totti is wrong – we are the better team.”
The Scudetto showdown kicks off in Turin on Sunday at 19.45 GMT, click here for a match preview.
“On an individual basis, one against one, we are better than Juve, but they are better as a team,” said Totti.
“The difference is that they have known each other for a while, and they’ve won which helps you to win.”
However, Bianconeri winger Lichtsteiner – a former Lazio player who has faced Totti in the Rome Derby – hit back.
“Totti is wrong,” the Swiss international told Rai Sport.
“We are the better team. Juventus are stronger than Roma. It is going to be a great game on Sunday, as both teams want to win, even though it won’t be decisive for the title.
“In order to win a Scudetto, you need to be consistent throughout the entire season.”
Roma are still unbeaten under Rudi Garcia, but are five points behind current Serie A leaders Juve.
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