The Italian international was speaking ahead of the MLS All-Star game against Roma this Wednesday.
Francesco Totti has come out in praise of the MLS, and the standard of play in America.
The AS Roma captain, who has made more than 500 appearances for the club in his 20 year career, was speaking ahead of his team’s match against the MLS All-Stars in Kansas City on Wednesday.
“We are going to face a team with players like Henry and my friend Di Vaio and this will be a game that is more than just a pre-season test for us.” said Totti to MLSSoccer.com
“The fact that [the MLS All-Stars] have already beaten Chelsea speaks for itself and they will be a good side. The MLS is a competitive league with some very strong players and there will be a lot of quality on show on the field but we will be doing our best to win.”
“There’s no doubt the for both me and Roma it’s a great honor to be able to play in this game. We’re very happy to have been invited by MLS and to be the first Italian team to play in the All-Star Game,” Totti added. “I believe it’s an unequivocal sign of the international recognition Roma has and goes to show that the club is doing well at spreading the the image of the club across the globe.”
Following the All-Star game Roma will be spending a further ten days touring the USA and Canada, culminating in a showpiece exhibition game against Chelsea on August 10th at the RFK Memorial Stadium in Washington DC.