Totti - I'm ready to play

Totti ready to play for Roma again after scooping top award

Totti: Ready for Roma

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Roma captain Francesco Totti has declared that he is ready to play for coach Claudio Ranieri and dismissed the media's personal attacks on him.

Totti, 34, received the Golden Foot award which is awarded to active players over the age of 29 for their on field contributions to the game.

The former World Cup winner has not been at his best as Roma have endured a stuttering start to the season, which has led to Totti receiving a lot of criticism in the Press.

But he insists he will remain available for selection.


"I have already spoken with Ranieri and if I feel good - I want to play," said Totti.

"If he decides to send me to the bench or to the stands, it's his choice."

They had been talk in the Italian media of an international return for the talented playmaker, who has not played for the Azzuri since the 2006 World Cup Final.

It is something he is refusing to rule out but maintains Roma is his priority for now.


He added: "A return of mine? Never say never, but for the moment I'm only thinking of Roma.

"I will have to talk with Prandelli (Italy coach); I know he's a great person. I've had offers, and still have them but I chose Roma who I give everything too.

"Because of this, the personal attacks have bothered me. I really didn't expect them. I accept criticism about me as a player but not personal ones."