Sunday, 19 August 2007

SuperCoppa: Francesco Totti

Francesco Totti trusts that winning two consecutive trophies at San Siro against Inter proves Roma are to be reckoned with.

The captain lifted the Italian Super Cup after a 1-0 victory and was also leading the celebrations in May when the Giallorossi won the Coppa Italia here.

"To be here in Milan and won two consecutive Finals is of course very satisfying, especially as today we proved that we are a strong and competitive squad who can challenge anyone," said Totti.

He earned the penalty kick that decided the match when he was fouled by Nicolas Burdisso, but it was Daniele De Rossi who converted.

"When I was brought down I felt a twinge in my thigh muscle and didn’t feel quite right. There was no point risking it and I knew De Rossi could do a great job."

The Capitolini are especially buoyed by this win, as they were playing without the injured David Pizarro, Juan, Simone Perrotta, Matteo Ferrari and Marco Andreolli.

"We have several players out injured, so as time goes on and we all get on form, I think we can go far."

This is only Roma’s second ever Italian Super Cup, as the first came under Fabio Capello’s reign in 2001.

It is also relatively unusual for the Coppa Italia holders to take the trophy, as this tends to go to the Scudetto winners.

MATCH REPORT: [Roma first to celebrate].

Source: C4 Football Italia

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