AS Roma midfielder Daniele de Rossi feels fortunate to call Francesco Totti a teammate.

De Rossi is currently in Brazil with Italy's World Cup squad.

"I will do all I can to win the second World Cup of my career. Playing in it is a privilege and something that happens to few players.

"I am obliged to do everything to win a second one.

"Before we became friends [De Rossi and Totti], for me he was a champion who I would go to watch at the stadium.

"Before finishing the season he told me he would be having a month and a half of holidays, while I would be working under the sun and in intense humidity!

"He has given a lot for the national team and it's right that he should rest. He should have a great season next year."

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