Saturday December 10 2011
Giannini: 'Totti overthrown'

Roma legend Giuseppe Giannini feels the core of their crisis is that “Francesco Totti was overthrown. He needs to be at the centre of a project.”

The captain has not featured as much as usual this season due to both injuries and the decisions of under-fire Coach Luis Enrique.

“He should certainly be fielded against Juventus on Monday, because he is a player who can bring a new mentality for all his teammates,” said Giallorossi legend Giannini.

“He was on the bench in Florence and it showed, as the result was negative. Totti sends positive vibes to everyone around him.”

Enrique made it clear from the moment he arrived that Totti was no longer untouchable.

“Totti was overthrown. Someone like him always needs to be at the centre of a project, while this season he was put in doubt right from the start. The whole environment around Roma felt the negative effects.”

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