Club captain Totti also speaks of “20 years of love” for the club.
Roma boss Rudi Garcia has dismissed comparisons with Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho as he prepares for his first season in charge in the Italian capital.
The former Lille boss has begun to stamp his own mark on the Giallorossi squad, which has resulted in a string of impressive pre-season performances.
With the summer arrivals of the likes of Kevin Strootman, Maicon and Gervinho, the season ahead looks promising for the Roman faithful, but Garcia has been keen to dismiss the suggestion that he could be the next Mourinho ahead of the meeting with Chelsea.
“He’s a great coach but I do not care for comparisons. All that matters is how I end the season,” he told the media as reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“Tomorrow will be a battle with a great team. After this challenge it will be possible to provide more precise answers about my team,” he concluded.
Meanwhile, club captain Francesco Totti spoke to the press about his time at the club, and revealed he has no plans to move elsewhere any time soon.
“Twenty years of love for the same shirt is a beautiful experience. MLS? I don’t think about other teams.
“I have a contract with Roma and I want to respect it, I don’t think of other teams and other leagues. Although the game against Chelsea is just a friendly, it is always a match on an international level and you want to make a good impression,” he added.
Totti is likely to play an integral role for the Giallorossi this season, as he continues to be the creative hub of the side.
However, he has previously stressed the need for the club to bring in silverware sooner rather than later, and with time running out on his career he will keen to start immediately.