Totti hung up his boots amid emotional scenes at the Stadio Olimpico in May 2017.
“The most important words after my retirement came from my family: my children, my wife and my parents," Totti told Match TV ahead of a charity game in Russia.
“When you finish your career, you are always destroyed by emotions and it's difficult to deal with. When you wear the same jersey for 25 years: the day when I said goodbye was tough, but I am happy with all I've done over the years.
“I don't feel like a star. I feel the same as anyone else. On the field, I always tried to play in a manner that I found interesting both for the fans and for me. I always tried to do my best.
“I am a Roma player, from my city, and representing the same team for an entire career is a big responsibility. I am happy that the fans appreciate me for that."