AS Roma winger Erik Lamela has hailed the passion of Rome's fans.

Lamela admits football in the city is intense.

"The fans are also very 'passionate' in Buenos Aires, but there are so many teams in that city that opposition supporters almost always ignore you. There is no third way in Rome, as you're either Giallorosso or Laziale.

"People really are crazy about football here. I met a fan who had a tattoo of my autograph on his arm. That was too much!"