Serie A: Roma captain Francesco Totti wants improved performances this season
Roma captain Francesco Totti has admitted that the team must improve on a disappointing campaign last time out.
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 09/07/13 3:08pm
The Italian side finished sixth in Serie A to miss out on European football altogether in 2013-14 and were 10 points off AC Milan in the final Champions League spot.
Club legend Totti insists that the players are aware of the need for a significant improvement when the new season gets underway and believes they are ready to step up to the challenge.
"The last season has been difficult," he told Roma Channel. "This year we must do much better."
"The team is hungry and we want to take revenge after last season."
Roma have appointed former Real Sociedad manager Rudi Garcia as their new head coach and Totti is hopeful the new boss can enjoy a seamless transition into life in the Italian capital.
"I hope he will enter immediately into Roma's philosophy," he added.
There has been some discontent amongst Roma fans already at the club's summer training camp with many unhappy at the suggestions striker Pablo Osvaldo could be sold.
One player who is definitely not leaving, however, is Bogdan Lobont. The goalkeeper has signed a new three-year deal with the Roman outfit, although they are still in the market for a new goalkeeper following Maarten Stekelenburg's move to Fulham.