Francesco Totti believes Roma are contenders for the Serie A title but has warned fans not to heap the pressure on Luciano Spalletti's side.
The Italian side are second in the league and have enjoyed a 100 per cent start to the season, with wins over Siena and Palermo.
The forward admits Roma are among the top four sides in Italy but believes the supporters are better off having lower expectations.
"It's useless forgetting us. We are among the four teams that can win the Scudetto," Totti told Gazzetta dello Sport.
"We are a big side, but it's better that this city does not have high expectations, because expectations can pass quickly from euphoria to depression."
Roma crashed out of last season's UEFA Champions League after a 8-3 aggregate loss to Manchester United, but this time round Totti is determined to lift the trophy.
"It's my dream, but the favourites are always the same - the big Italian sides, then Real Madrid, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Barcelona," Totti said.
In July the forward called time on his illustrious international career, but has revealed that should there be an injury crisis for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, he may come out of retirement.
"It would be a really good experience, so for now I say maybe," Totti added.