Former AS Roma coach Fabio Capello has paid tribute to Francesco Totti.

Totti drew level with second-placed Gunnar Nordahl in the all-time Serie A scorers charts thanks to goal number 225 in Serie A.

"Totti is simply a champion and, like all champions, he has unlimited resources," Capello said. "He may have lost a bit of pace, but he makes up for that with technique.

"I was the first to use him in a more advanced attacking role because I realised that his success rate was very high every time he shot at goal.

"You have to understand that he can't play forever, but, for me, he can still play on for a couple more years.

"But he must realise that he can't always play. He can only continue at these levels if he appears in a certain amount of matches."