Totti wants birthday toast
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Francesco Totti hopes to mark his 30th birthday with victory against Valencia.
Francesco Totti hopes to celebrate his 30th birthday with victory for Roma against Valencia.
The Roma talisman hits the personal milestone on Wednesday, when the Italian outfit will meet Valencia in the UEFA Champions League.
Totti has mixed memories of his last visit to the Mestalla and he is eager to have a positive recollection to look back on this time.
Roma and Valencia are favourites to progress from Group D, and Totti is keen for three points to mark his birthday.
"It would be great to offer something with which to toast my birthday on the flight back home," Totti told the Roma Channel.
"One thing is for sure, Spain is lucky for me.
"Three years ago, here in Valencia, I played a great match. It was a pity that it wasn't enough for us to get through.
"For this reason, this time I'm not so much interested in scoring, but at the end to achieve qualification for the last 16."