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Roma skipper Totti: Real Madrid holds no fear

Roma captain Francesco Totti insists facing Real Madrid in their Champions League tie holds no fear.

"I'm happy that we are facing them," he told France Football. "I have good memories of playing against Real, like the victory at the Bernabeu in 2002. They are a very strong side, but I'm sure that we will show our ability.

"We have a side of champions and we have the right mentality and concentration, but we need to be nearly perfect to win games like this and take trophies."

While Totti is clearly focused on this season's competition, he can't help but look forward to next year when the final will be held at his beloved Stadio Olimpico.

"When I heard that the Olimpico was going to host the Final next year I immediately said that I wanted to be in it," he explained.

"I want it to be Roma against Liverpool so that we could get revenge for 1984 when we lost on penalties.

"You can say that it's not certain, but it's destiny. You wait and see."

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