They were trailing 2-0 at the break, but Marco Borriello, Daniele De Rossi and a late Totti penalty completed an extraordinary comeback.
“We didn’t start the way we wanted to, as it was incredibly difficult when 2-0 down faced with a great squad that pushed for the win,” said the captain.
“With determination and the hunger of a great team, we turned the game around.
“It’s our season in a microcosm, really, and we cannot hide the face we are a top side. We must be competitive in Europe as well as in Serie A.
“It was wonderful scoring that goal, as it had been a long time since I’d netted a decisive one. I will remember it for a long time and am so happy for Roma.”