Roma coach Ranieri insists no rift with Totti

AS Roma coach Claudio Ranieri insists he has total respect for Francesco Totti. Ranieri has repeatedly substituted his captain this season, but denies problems within the locker room.

AS Roma coach Claudio Ranieri insists he has total respect for Francesco Totti.

Ranieri has repeatedly substituted his captain this season, but denies problems within the locker room.

“Totti is the greatest Italian player and the most important. He is at the centre of my choices,” assured Ranieri.

“Will he play from the start? You’ll see tomorrow. I always choose the night before, you know that.

“Physically he is in great shape and seems like a young lad. Against Cluj only Daniele De Rossi and Paolo Castellini ran more. The team is convalescing after the ‘illness’ of the way our season started. We’re making giant leaps forward.”

 
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