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Tuesday May 19 2020
Totti: 'My family wanted me to pick Lazio'

Francesco Totti has revealed he was close to leaving Roma in 2003 and that his family initially wanted him to join Lazio.

The Giallorossi legend retired as a one-club man after the 2016-17 season, scorig 307 goals in 785 games during his career in the Eternal City.

But the 43-year-old looks back at the start of his career and reveals that he could have opted to play for local rivals Lazio.

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Sunday May 17 2020
Spalletti: 'My Roma touched by the light'

Luciano Spalletti said his first Roma side was ‘touched by the light of the Roman sunshine,’ while explaining his Francesco Totti tactical transformation.

The coach spoke to Sky Sport Italia about his career and you can read his comments on Inter here.

He had two spells on the Giallorossi bench, in 2005-09 and again from January 2016 to May 2017.

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Saturday May 9 2020
Ronaldo: 'Inter, Juve and missed Ballon d'Or'

Ronaldo names the four players – three of them Italian – who should’ve won the Ballon d’Or, goes back over the Inter showdowns with Juventus and refereeing ‘mistakes.’

Il Fenomeno spoke to Del Piero in an Instagram live chat about his Serie A career and the infamous Mark Iuliano challenge in that match against Juventus in April 1998.

“I can understand mistakes and referee can get it wrong too,” said Ronaldo of the denied penalty and later eruption of the Calciopoli scandal in 2006.

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Tuesday May 5 2020
Di Natale: 'Juve would have changed my life'

Antonio Di Natale reveals he chose ‘happiness’ over a transfer from Udinese to Juventus and says it’s ‘a scandal’ to know that Francesco Totti won’t enter Trigoria at Roma.

The former No10 arrived at the Dacia Arena in 2004 and his performances with the Zebrette gave him the opportunity to sign for the Old Lady.

But the former Italy international decided to stay where he was happy and the 42-year-old doesn’t seem to regret spending 12 years with the Friulians, contributing 228 goals in 445 matches.

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Monday May 4 2020
Florenzi: 'I'll talk to Fonseca'

Alessandro Florenzi hopes to have his future sorted when ‘I return to Roma’ after his Valencia loan and ‘owes’ Francesco Totti and Daniele De Rossi.

Florenzi joined Valencia on loan for the rest of the season in January but played just five times for the Spanish side, who in turn are unlikely to pursue a permanent deal for the right-back.

“[Fonseca] is and has been an important person for me,” he said during a Facebook broadcast.

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Saturday May 2 2020
Aldair: 'Why I made Totti Roma captain'

Roma legend Aldair reveals why he decided to give up the captain’s armband to Francesco Totti. ‘I hoped he would become what he was born to be. I made the right choice.’

The Brazilian represented Roma from 1990 to 2003, playing 436 competitive games for the Giallorossi and scoring 20 goals.

“There was a vote among the players to decide who would become captain after the previous holder left. There were a few options, but the majority elected me captain,” Aldair told ESPN Brasil.

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Thursday April 30 2020
Totti: 'Tonali will be one of the greatest'

Francesco Totti reveals he tried to sign Nicolò Barella for Roma and advised them to do anything possible to get Brescia’s Sandro Tonali.

Barella ended up joining Inter from Cagliari last summer in a deal worth €12m for the loan and another €25m to buy outright.

“He was one of my favourites. I tried to bring him to Roma as soon as possible, but unfortunately I wasn’t able to get it done,” Totti told TV presenter Paolo Bonolis in an Instagram Live interview.

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Wednesday April 29 2020
Balotelli: 'Totti never apologised'

Mario Balotelli reveals Francesco Totti never apologised to him for his Coppa Italia Final kick and confirms ‘I’m happy at Brescia, I don’t want to leave’.

Inter beat Roma 1-0 to win the 2009-10 Coppa, but the clash was overshadowed by Totti being shown a straight red for booting Balotelli from behind.

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Wednesday April 29 2020
Balzaretti: 'Walked off after Totti magic'

Federico Balzaretti recalls the unique experience of training with Francesco Totti at Roma. “You knew what was coming, but he’d get it in the goal anyway. Once he scored from 50 metres and we all walked off.”

The former full-back spoke to DAZN about his time with the Giallorossi and specifically their historic captain.

“Every day at the training ground it was like his lob against Inter at San Siro. The incredible thing was, you knew what was coming, but he’d get it in the goal anyway.

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Sunday April 26 2020
Osvaldo: 'Bar brawls, Totti and Prandelli'

Dani Osvaldo gave a typically outrageous interview in Argentina, including a Roma bar brawl, too much information about Francesco Totti and hating Cesare Prandelli.

The striker is still going with Banfield, returning to football after a break so he could focus on his band and taking part in Italy’s version of Dancing with the Stars.

“I was about to get killed in a bar brawl in Rome,” Osvaldo told TNT Sports. “I asked Totti and Daniele De Rossi to accompany me and sort things out. I’m not stupid…”

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