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The Giallorossi drew to within five points of the Bianconeri by beating AC Milan at the Olimpico on Friday and are now hoping Antonio Conte's men drop points against Sassuolo

Francesco Totti has expressed his dismay that a club-record points haul is unlikely to earn Roma this season's Serie A title - but nonetheless declared his team's intention to continue making leaders Juventus "sweat" for as long as possible.

The Giallorossi defeated AC Milan 2-0 at the Stadio Olimpico on Friday night to draw to within five points of the Bianconeri, who play Sassuolo on Monday.

However, the win also saw Roma reach 85 points for the season, thus breaking their previous best of 82 points, which was set during their 2007-08 campaign.

Consequently, Totti could not help express his disappointment that Rudi Garcia's men, who still have three games remaining, will receive no tangible reward for their record-breaking form this term.

"It's a pity that we could get to more than 90 points without winning the Scudetto," the Roma captain told Gazzetta dello Sport.

"But it's not finished. Juve will have to sweat right until the end."

However, Totti's team-mate Daniele De Rossi preferred to dwell on the positives, given Roma finished sixth last year before being utterly transformed by the summer arrival of Garcia from Lille.

"Getting 85 points had never happened for Roma before," he enthused. "It's something incredible given what happened last year.

"We didn't know when we would get out of that situation. But we managed to do it in just a few months thanks to the coach and the fans.

"Garcia did the simplest things possible to resolve the situation. He gave us confidence, he gave us a positive feeling from the first day.

"We became a team, this you can see. It was not by chance. The team became very strong and now we know that we can beat anyone.

"Even if Juve do not win on Monday, it'll be difficult for us to recover. But we must just continue like this until the end. It's great to rack up so many points.

"We are all hungry to win again next year."

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