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Roma captain Totti heaps praise on teammate De Rossi after Italy heroics

Roma captain Francesco Totti has heaped praise on teammate Daniele de Rossi over his performance for Italy against Paraguay.

De Rossi's strike against the South Americans rescued a point for Italy in their World Cup opener.

The two have always been good friends and Totti is proud a Romanista is doing so well for Italy now.

"Great Daniele, he really deserves the congratulations from all of us," wrote Totti in his latest blog.

"He played a great game against Paraguay and was excellent. His goal was crucial for Italy.

"Now he has scored nine goals for the Azzurri and I am sure he will do even better in the future.

"The only thing that saddened me from last night is the injury to Buffon. Gigi is fantastic and I really hope he will recover soon: our nation needs him!"

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