Roma legend Francesco Totti says he wants to continue playing until he is 40, whilst also backing Daniele De Rossi to stay with the club.
The 35-year-old forward, speaking ahead of this weekend's Rome derby, revealed that he had a number of years left in him.
He was asked whether he would soon retire following on from Antonio Cassano's declaration this week that he plans to retire soon.
"I want to play on until I am 40. I want to continue to enjoy myself. When I see that I can no longer do that then I'll throw in the towel," he said.
Asked about De Rossi, he said that as far as he was concerned he would be signing a new deal.
"I've spoken to De Rossi. It is his intention to stay here for life," he said.
"However, I can't go into the specifics because they are private matters. I just hope an agreement can be found as soon as possible."
Totti also ruled himself out of the derby match due to injury.
"It's true, I won't be playing in the derby," Totti said after he picked up a thigh injury.
"I tried to recover, but I wasn't able to. I hope to be back for the game against Palermo next week, but we'll have to take it one day at a time."
He also admitted he was not happy by remarks from new general director Franco Baldini, who described him as 'lazy'.
"The Baldini interview? Hearing snippets of it left me unhappy. But everyone is entitled to have an opinion, also because I've always had a really good relationship with Franco.
"I've never had any problems with him. I think he'll arrive here soon and then he can explain what his words signified.
"I've let it go though. I'm pleased that he's part of the staff and I hope to win things together again."
He also said he gets on well with new Roman coach Luis Enrique, adding: "Perhaps we didn't understand each other at the start. I wanted to play, I was fit and I didn't understand what I was doing wrong.
"I was told that I was at the centre of the project by the club, but I then didn't play or I was substituted.
"Everything has been resolved though. I often speak with the coach and we have a good relationship. I'd liken him to Luciano Spalletti as our game is very offensive.
"He works us hard though, two-and-a-half hours a day. I've not worked so much since Zdenek Zeman was here," he joked.
"He's a coach who can do well in this city. He has clear and innovative ideas. He teaches us things that we have never learnt in Italy.
"My role? It's up to me to find the right position on the field of play. I'm just putting myself at the disposal of the team. Saying that, it is odd that I still haven't scored this season."