Roma coach Montella: Totti fantastic when fully fit

AS Roma boss Vincenzo Montella was delighted with Francesco Totti after his derby brace last night.

AS Roma boss Vincenzo Montella was delighted with Francesco Totti after his derby brace last night.

Totti was dropped against Shakhtar Donetsk midweek, but came back to the starting XI with a double.

“He is a great player and when he is fit you can really tell. He plays when I consider it opportune and we will hold on tight to our captain,” said Montella.

“David Pizarro is a special player and I realise a three-man midfield is difficult. With Claudio Ranieri he had Pizarro injured and Rodrigo Taddei wasn’t covering, so the previous choices were understandable.

“When I took over the lads were lacking in confidence, but they have rediscovered it now.”

 
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