Francesco Totti praised his Roma teammates for their victory in Udine. “They’ve got balls!”
The captain and Gervinho were unavailable due to injury, but even after Douglas Maicon’s red card the Giallorossi managed to win 1-0 at the Stadio Friuli.
“Compliments to my teammates who all showed they’ve got courage, strength and balls!” wrote Totti on his website.
“We are all Roma, regardless of who is playing. I must also thank the fans, who supported us against an Udinese side that was unbeaten at home in a lifetime. Great!”
Udinese had gone 22 Serie A home matches without defeat, but Roma now equal the all-time record of nine opening victories only ever achieved by Fabio Capello’s Juventus in 2005-06.
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