Francesco Totti believes Roma‘s highs and lows are mainly due to the players and refuses to say whether he and Gabriel Omar Batistuta were better than Paulo Dybala and Romelu Lukaku.

The Giallorossi legend has released an interview with Radio Serie A, speaking about his career and Roma’s results this season.

José Mourinho’s men collected a 1-1 Europa League draw against Servette on Thursday, infuriating the Special One who wants to win Group G, but is currently two points below leaders Slavia Prague.

“I would have loved to have Mourinho as a coach,” said Totti.

“Consistency [has been the biggest problem], this is the reality. When you don’t win consistently there are highs and lows and Roma have accustomed us to this. There is a great coach with the right level of motivation, so I think it mainly depends on the players.”

Roma sit fifth in the Serie A table, three points below fourth-placed Napoli. The Giallorossi have never qualified for the Champions League during Mourinho’s tenure but reached two European Finals winning the Conference League in 2022 and losing the Europa League Final to Sevilla last term.

One of the few good news comes from Dybala and Lukaku who are linking up nicely at the Stadio Olimpico, so Totti was asked if La Joya and Big Rom together are better than he and Batistuta.

“I know the answer, but I won’t tell you. I’d play all of us together,” he replied.

Totti and Batistuta won the Serie A title for Roma in 2000-01 with Fabio Capello in charge. Other great strikers were part of that team, such as Vincenzo Montella and Marco Delvecchio.

Totti has recently reunited with his ‘ex’ enemy Spalletti, before visiting children at the Bambin Gesù Hospital in Rome two weeks ago.

“It was a nice hug after many years we hadn’t met,” said the former Roma captain.

“We didn’t have time to talk because we had a more important thing to do, but we’ll have a chance surely. Spalletti can give a lot to the national team, he is one of the best coaches in Italy. He can do great things, we all support Italy at the Euros and we are waiting anxiously for the tournament,” he concluded.

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