Roma star Francesco Totti has stoked up the tensions ahead of Wednesday's UEFA Champions League clash with Manchester United.
Totti has confessed he has little time for the Premiership or England in general.
"I don't like the way English football is even if some great players play there," he is quoted in the Sun.
"I don't like English football and I don't like England either because of the weather."
Totti also responded to Sir Alex Ferguson, who last week did not name the Italian maestro when he was naming the players he considered to be Roma's dangermen.
"I am not worried about what Ferguson thinks of me as he will see for himself," opined Totti.
"I hope I will make him remember my name."
Totti is expecting to be man-marked against United, but he has no problems with that treatment.
"So they are going to put me in a cage? Opponents always make a cage for me," he said.
"When I grow up I won't be a footballer but I will work at the zoo with all the cages people have made for me."