Roma skipper Francesco Totti has welcomed the admiration of AC Milan chief Pier Silvio Berlusconi.

Berlusconi Jr admitted his great admiration of Totti yesterday: "I love Totti, even if David Beckham is a modern day hero."

Upon learning of Berlusconi's comments, Totti replied last night: "I admire Pier Silvio first as a friend, then as a manager. I am happy to count on his admiration."