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Roma coach Spalletti: Totti birthday was inspiration for Astra win

Roma coach Luciano Spalletti was delighted with their 4-0 rout of Europa League opponents Astra.

Francesco Totti provided three assists for the win.

“We played a top level performance with focus, consistency, interesting attacking moves and the team remained tight and aggressive. I have no complaints," the coach told Sky Sport Italia.

Totti provided three assists and many more stunning passes just two days after his massive 40th birthday party, which went into the early hours.

“I have Bogdan Lobont in the team and asked him to keep an eye on what was happening at Astra Giurgiu, to read the Romanian papers and check on potential line-up changes.

“He told me what they were basing themselves on was the idea we were all hungover from Totti's birthday party – so I used that to motivate the team.

“Yesterday in training they seemed pretty determined. The rule generally would've been to have the party another day, but we did cancel the morning session on Wednesday. Tomorrow we're back with a double session, though!"

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