Totti sets sights on Juventus after Livorno win

The Giallorossi skipper was thrilled by his side's application in Saturday's victory at the Stadio Olimpico, while team-mate Mattia Destro has revealed his World Cup 'dream'
Francesco Totti is in a buoyant frame of mind ahead of Roma's "prestigious" Coppa Italia quarter-final against Juventus, after a resounding 3-0 win over Livorno.

The Giallorossi enjoyed 69 per cent possession at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday evening and denied their visitors a single shot on target, as goals from Matia Destro, Kevin Strootman and Adem Ljajic sealed a comfortable Serie A success for Rudi Garcia's men.

Totti was enthused by Roma's performance, which he feels sets them up perfectly for Tuesday's Coppa clash with Juve.

"In our league, there are no inviting opponents or easy games," the veteran attacker wrote on his official website.

"Against Livorno, things could have been more complicated if we had not had the right application, a mixture of humility and confidence.

"We were good and that's the only reason why things seemed simpler.

"Now we wait for Juventus. Tuesday night is a challenge, but one we consider prestigious, as we look to move forward in the Coppa Italia."

Meanwhile, Destro's strike against Livorno was his fourth in six games, as he continues his impressive recovery from a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a knee injury.

The striker freely admits he is now dreaming of earning a place in Cesare Prandelli's Italy squad for this summer's World Cup, but says that his current focus is on Juve - even though he insists that Roma are not drive by a desire for revenge after their 3-0 loss to the Bianconeri in the league earlier this month.

"The defeat in Turin [against Juventus earlier this month] did not demoralise us," Destro told Sky Sport Italia.

"We've played a great championship so far. [Tuesday night is] not a rematch, but it will be a great game.

"For me, though, it was just important to return to the Roma squad [after injury].

"After eight months on the sidelines, I don't know when I'll be 100 per cent again but I feel good.

"The World Cup is a dream, but first I will give all I have to do well with Roma."