15 December 2012 05:55
Roma midfielder Michael Bradley says it is an honour to play with Francesco Totti, describing him as ‘one of the best players in history’.
The United States international earned a transfer to Roma following an impressive 2011/12 campaign with Chievo.
He has since become a regular starter under Zdenek Zeman, making 10 Serie A appearances for the capital club, and Bradley believes the opportunity of working alongside Totti each day has been a rewarding experience.
“Everything has gone well so far,” Bradley told topmercato.com. “I feel great, even if I have to improve my distribution and usage of the ball.
“I also appreciate the presence of a leader like Totti. He is one of the best players in history. I feel lucky to play alongside him.”
After an inconsistent start to the season, which culminated in a derby defeat to Lazio in early November, Roma have strung together a run of five straight victories, including a 4-2 win over league rivals Fiorentina last weekend.
And Bradley believes his side have hit form at the right time, as the fight for a Champions League finish prepares to heat up.
“We are a young team, but players like Totti and (Pablo) Osvaldo enable us to learn a lot,” he said.
“Napoli, Lazio and Fiorentina are very strong, but we plan to fight with them for a place in the Champions League.”