Roma legend Francesco Totti believes “we’re facing the best team in the Champions League” in Real Madrid, but “when we’ve met them we’ve caused problems”.
The Giallorossi face the holders of the competition at the Bernabeu on Wednesday, and Er Pupone gave his thoughts to Roma TV ahead of the game.
“We all know that in Madrid it’s a different stadium to the others,” Totti, now a director at the club, said.
“Facing Real in the first match means maybe we can play a great game. Indeed, I’m sure we’ll play a great game because we have the team to do it, even though they’re Martians.
“We’ll need to be calm and have the right spirit, we have to be serene even though we know we’re facing the best team in the Champions League.
“Historically though, when we’ve met them we’ve caused problems.”
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