Roger Federer totes up Francesco Totti.
What he said:
“It’s a good joke, but there’s some truth in it because, in a certain sense, we belong to another species.”
Roger Federer is feeling his age as he jokingly responds to a reporter’s query whether he and the 39-year-old Roma star, Francesco Totti, should be provided protection by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
“Francesco and I embody our respective sports. What he has done for football is unrivalled. He’s an example, a contemporary icon.
No one should tell you when to stop, it’s such an intimate and personal decision.
If he wants to keep on going, I’m right behind him. With me, he’s always been super nice. This year, if I see him, I’ll be asking him for some restaurant tips.”
Totti’s employers are still undecided whether to offer the icon an extension—a record 24th year at Roma.
The Italian is the second-highest ever goal scorer in the Serie A notching up 244 goals. The all-time record holder is Silvio Piola with 274.
What Federer really meant:
“Us ageing superstars of sport—we’re an endangered species , relics of another age. We’re dinosaurs, really.”
What he definitely didn’t:
“Totti, myself and Po—we’re Kung Fu Panda 3.”