Daniele De Rossi warns Cagliari President Massimo Cellino will regret calling Francesco Totti “a showman more than a player.”
Roma face the Sardinians on Sunday and fiery patron Cellino launched a broadside at the ageing captain.
“Totti is a showman more than a player nowadays. I might invite him to play guitar with me.”
Teammate De Rossi rushed to Er Pupone's defence with a stark warning.
“This isn't the first time that Cellino has made comments like this. We'll see what Totti plays on Sunday.
“If I were Roma's opponent, I'd be very careful when trying to provoke the captain. Last year they provoked him before the derby and we all saw his response.
“When someone has provoked Totti, he always gave his answer on the field and the result was always positive for him.”
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