Roma Are Second Only To Inter - Abel Balbo

The Argentine believes that his former club can compete with the best of them in Italy...
Former Roma striker Abel Balbo believes that the Giallorossi are "only second to Inter" in this season's Serie A and thinks the team has the potential to do very well.

"Francesco [Totti] is one of the strongest players around."He is always decisive and would be for any team in the world," he told Radio Incontro, when asked if the club were too dependent on their captain.

"Then there is [Jeremy] Menez, who I think is a real talent that can make a difference in a match. On Sunday, he would have if [Genoa defender Giuseppe] Biava did not foul him."

He also praised the acquisition of compatriot Nicolas Burdisso, who arrived from Inter last week.

"A great player. A true leader on the field. I think he was a fantastic purchase, in his career he has deserved more."

Balbo played for the capital outfit from 1993-1998, scoring 78 goals in Serie A. He later rejoined the club for a brief stint in the early part of this decade at the tail end of his playing career.

Adam Scime,