Sunday September 11 2016
Pallotta: ‘I thought Totti would miss’

Roma President James Pallotta admits he thought Francesco Totti would miss his last minute penalty against Sampdoria.

As it happened, club legend Totti converted his spot-kick and handed the Giallorossi a 3-2 victory over the Blucerchiati.

Speaking to media post-match at Stadio Olimpico, the American said the wet playing surface was the reason for his reservations over the game's decisive moment.

“Totti? I thought he would miss the penalty, I thought this because it was wet,” Pallotta told reporters. “I wouldn’t have had any worry if it had been dry.”

The club owner also claimed that if his side replicate Sunday’s second half showing on a regular basis, few teams would be able to live with them.

“If Roma play like they did in the second half neither Juve nor Napoli could stop us.

“Even against Porto we played very well in the first half.”

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