AS Roma boss Rudi Garcia is eager for Francesco Totti to be fit again.

Garcia admits he enjoys working with the Giallorossi icon.

"To know a good player you have to work with them," he told So Foot. "I don't know Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.

"At the moment though, I am with Totti. I can tell you he's a humble guy. He has never willingly skipped a session, never asked for special treatment, even though he is 36.

"This is a guy who loves football. He maybe isn't a leader in the traditional sense in the locker room.

"He is not the sort to yell the boys to try and motivate them. But he is appreciated by everyone at the club because he is a smart guy and likes to joke around.

"And he is a true original on the pitch. After seeing him, I said to myself that not only is he a great player, but simply one of the greatest players in the history of football."

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