Roma coach Claudio Ranieri has denied reports of a problem between himself and club captain Francesco Totti.
Ranieri has suffered a media backlash this week after angering some Roma fans by waiting until injury-time to bring on club legend Totti during last weekend's 2-1 defeat at Sampdoria.
Italian reporters accused the coach of showing a lack of respect to the Giallorossi veteran, suggesting one of the pair will have to depart the Serie A club.
But Ranieri is adamant he has a good relationship with the 34-year-old skipper, insisting: "There has never been a Totti issue.
"I respect everyone's opinions but I instil in my players the principle of fighting right up to the referee's whistle.
"The four minutes (of added time) that I gave the captain for me showed how much I think of a great player who could decide a match in any moment.
"I think highly of my captain, I've spoken with him, joked, smiled and coached, as ever.
"It's a choice I would do again tomorrow despite all the polemics created and the bad mood in the town.
"We have a centre-forward (Marco Borriello) who is scoring a lot of goals and so others are getting less of a look-in but that's the normal running of a football club."