AS Roma legend, Francesco Totti has said that Barcelona will have to sweat to beat the I Giallorossi in the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League.
Recall that the draw for the last eight of this season’s Champions League was conducted in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday.
Totti is confident that Roma can do well against the La Liga league leaders.
“I’m happy we are among the eight strongest in Europe,” Totti told Premium Sport.
“They are all difficult, [but] Barcelona will have to sweat to beat Roma.
“We face this challenge with serenity and tranquility, we know that Barcelona is one of the strongest teams in Europe but we know that we can do well against them too.
“Be assured that they will be worried about facing Roma. We want to show that Roma can compete with Barcelona.
“Everyone expects the passage of Barca’s round but they will find a great Roma.
“If we want to win this competition, we have to face all the strongest teams. Dealing with players like Messi and [Luis] Suarez gives a great stimulus.
“We finished first in a very difficult first round, we [then] faced Shakhtar and we made a positive journey,” he said.
The first leg of the Champions League quarter finals will be on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4th April, with the returns on 10 and 11th April.