The Giallorossi captain threatened to quit the Italian capital last week after being abused by fans but he insists that he is going nowhere after his hometown club's win in Naples
An early own goal from the home side’s goalkeeper, Morgan De Sanctis, set the Giallorossi on their way and they doubled their advantage through Pablo Osvaldo just before the hour.
Marek Hamsik pulled a goal back for Napoli with eight minutes to go but Fabio Simplicio sealed the three points for the visitors when he struck at the end of the match.
It was another positive result for not only Roma, who held leaders Juventus to a draw on Monday night, but also their captain, who had last week threatened to leave the Italian capital after being abused in the streets by his own club’s supporters.
“I am putting it all behind me,” Totti told Sky Sport Italia after the game. “Roma is my future is I’ll always be there.”
Totti then dedicated the victory to Roma’s coach, Luis Enrique, whose future was the subject of much debate before the draw with Juve.
It was suggested to Totti that the Giallorossi boss had changed his tactics for the game in Naples and instructed his side to play a less possession-orientated, more defensive, counterattacking game but the 2006 World Cup winner disagreed.
“No, we always try to adopt what he asks us but it is normal if a team is attacking us, that we try to cover ourselves and catch them off guard," he reasoned. "We were always trying to play this game.
“Today we did it. Today we saw a great Roma. We have shown ourselves to be competitive. We must always play this well.”
Roma’s victory lifted them to seventh in the standings, level on points with sixth-place Napoli and just two shy of fifth-placed Inter.