Sunday June 5 2011
Totti: 'I expect a lot from Roma owners'

Francesco Totti “expects a great deal from the new Roma owners. If I win the Champions League, then I can retire.”

The club has been taken over by Thomas Di Benedetto and other American investors who already have majority shares in the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool.

“I hope for a great Roma side that can win at international level as well as in Italy,” captain Totti told RMC.

“The economic situation is the most important thing for a club. The Americans can do a lot for us and I expect a great deal from them.

“Of course, it's also up to us to give back what the club owners provide. I hope the new stadium can be constructed before I hang up my boots.”

As for when that could be, Totti has grand ambitions for his twilight years.

“I certainly wouldn't throw the Scudetto away if I won that, but the Champions League is the only trophy I haven't won. If I win that, then I can retire.”