The former striker remains the only man to have scored four goals in a single derby game, but remained stony-faced when Francesco Totti’s brace beat Lazio 2-0 today.
“My memories of those four goals aren’t as fresh as they were. This was a difficult victory and a deserved one that we fought hard for.
“The feelings are different to the derby when I scored, but they are still wonderful. Why didn’t I celebrate? I like to keep my emotions to myself.
“Roma absolutely deserved the win. We knew there were risks on the flanks with our initial line-up, but we really only conceded efforts from distance or corners.