Director of Sport and Roma legend Francesco Totti insists that Barcelona won’t find it easy against the Giallorossi.
Roma face a tough challenge in the Champions League Quarter-Finals as La Lupa have been paired with Barcelona.
Barcelona eased past Chelsea in the Round of 16 as they emerged victorious with a 4-1 aggregate over two legs against the English Champions. The Blaugrana are enjoying a superb season under Ernesto Valverde as they are unbeaten in La Liga and the Champions League this season.
Francesco Totti discussed the upcoming Quarter-Final with Premium Sport after today’s draw.
“I’m happy, we’re among the eight best in Europe. Every team is difficult at this stage, but we face this tie with serenity and tranquillity. We know Barcelona are one of the best teams in Europe, but we know that we can do well against them too.
“On paper, Sevilla and Liverpool were the affordable sides, but that’s not the case. It’s different on the pitch. Rest assured that they’ll be concerned about facing Roma too. We want to play our game and show that we can also mix it with Barcelona”.
Totti warned Barcelona that Roma will play to win and reminded fans that La Magica topped a group that contained Chelsea and Atlético Madrid.
“Everyone expects Barca to go through, but they’ll encounter a great Roma team. Football is great, especially for games like these.
“If we want to win this competition, we have to go all the way and face the best teams. Dealing with players like Messi and Suarez gives us great motivation.
“We finished top of a very difficult group, we faced Shakhtar in the last 16 and have embarked on more-than-positive journey.
“Barcelona will certainly have to sweat in order to beat Roma”.