Monday March 14 2011
Di Benedetto hails Totti

Roma's prospective new American owner Thomas Di Benedetto has hailed the performance of Francesco Totti in Sunday's derby.

Totti scored twice to seal a precious 2-0 win in a hot-tempered game, which saw Lazio reduced to nine men and Roma record their fifth straight victory in the derby.

Asked for his reaction, Di Benedetto said: "It was quite a match! I saw a team go out on the pitch with the right mentality and with the spirit of sacrifice.

"We hope that it continues like this.

"Yesterday Totti showed how he can still make the difference and how he is in a position to lift the quality of the team."

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