Diamanti: “Totti Is Not A Flagbearer”

Outgoing attacking midfielder Alessandro Diamanti, who is set to move from Bologna to Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande, spoke critically today of Roma’s Francesco Totti, insisting it’s foolish to label the Roma captain “una bandiera”.

“Totti is a great player, a great champion. I wouldn’t say he’s a flagbearer because there are no flagbearers for me. He has had a great career, but if you asked him to play for free and he did, then he would be a flagbearer. It’s easy playing with a ten million salary.”

Ironically, Diamanti is set to sign a 4 year deal with the Chinese club and net €5m per season, which is more than Francesco Totti.

Source(s): CalcioMercato.it

The Editor of RomaPress.us, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including ASRoma.com, EuroFantasyLeague.com, and ESPN.