Former West Ham United and Sheffield Wednesday striker Paulo Di Canio has blasted Roma captain Francesco Totti after his strop at being substituted in their win over Inter Milan on Saturday.
The former Lazio skipper believes Totti is selfish and has upset his teammates with his poor attitude. Di Canio said: “He knows he is protected. In Rome everybody knows he has been training for two years only two or three days a week with Vito Scala” (Roma’s fitness coach).
The Italian continued: “You should never ignore your teammates but rejoice with them. Francesco was a great player, but now he is different.”
Totti is the golden boy of Roma having played for the club for eighteen years. He’s scored one hundred and ninety two goals in four hundred and forty six league games, making him there leading goal scorer of all time. Incidentally he turned thirty four years old today. There’s no doubt he is a legend. He has won Italian Footballer of the Year a record five times and Serie A Footballer of the Year twice. He won the European Golden Shoe for the 2006 / 2007 season and he’s also a World Cup winner.
I recent seasons, however, he seems to have faded. Perhaps Di Canio is right and he isn’t training like he should be?
Di Canio also said: “When he was taken off Roma got back to a team where everyone helps. Mirko Vucinic’s anger after his goal was also due to Totti.”
If I was Totti I’d steer clear of Di Canio, I wouldn’t fancy getting into an argument with the him.
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