Spalletti unsure on Totti role
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Luciano Spalletti is unsure whether Francesco Totti will start against Internazionale.
Roma coach Luciano Spalletti is unsure whether Francesco Totti will start or come off the bench in their Coppa Italia clash on Thursday.
The Giallorossi go head-to-head with Internazionale, but it is Totti's comeback that is on the tip of everyone's tongues in Italy.
The Roma talisman has not featured since February when he suffered a serious ankle injury.
However, Totti is back to full fitness and is keen to prove his worth ahead of Marcello Lippi selecting his 23-man Italy squad for the World Cup.
"Totti? He will play, from the start or the bench," explained Spalletti. "I must understand what will be the better choice.
"He's been training and if he feels better, he will play."
Inter claimed a 1-1 draw at the Stadio Olimpico in the first leg, but Spalletti has no intention of lying down in the return leg.
"I want to win. Many people say Inter are the favourites," he added.
"This gives me pleasure because it's the truth, but we must change this situation."