SOCCER: TOTTI, “AFTER KICKING BALOTELLI I WANTED TO QUIT”
“After kicking Balotelli, I wanted to quit, but my team stood by me”, claims Francesco Totti. The striker, in making reference to the period which followed the Coppa Italia (Tim Cup), revealed that he was considering leaving AS Roma “due to what happened, both on and off the pitch. Every time something happens which involves me, it appears to take on 10 times the importance of other events. I have often wondered why, and finally came to the conclusion that it is because I am a good guy. Maybe people don’t like me because I’m from Rome. I spoke to people who are important to me, close to me. When the passion is there, it is right to keep going.” .