"Before his injury he was a major player," said Totti. "A young player, promising, with a great future."

Totti also revealed his dream Roma XI:

"The Roma of my dreams is this: Gigi Buffon [Juventus] in goal, wing-backs Cicinho [Real Madrid] and Roberto Carlos [Fenerbahce], central defenders Alessandro Nesta [AC Milan] and Philippe Mexes, Daniele De Rossi and Frank Lampard [Chelsea] in central midfield, Lionel Messi [Barcelona], Totti and Ronaldinho [Barcelona] in attack and Ronaldo [AC Milan] as our centre-forward."