World Cup 2010: I Will Play In South Africa If Italy Call Me Up - Francesco Totti

'Er Pupone' has reminded everyone of his ambitions in 2010...
Francesco Totti is keen to reserve a place on the Italy plane to South Africa as he illustrates his World Cup desires in anticipation of a call up from coach, Marcello Lippi.

It's no secret the Roma captain has espoused the idea of returning to the Giro Azzurro. He has not been a part of La Nazionale since waving goodbye to the international scene in 2006. But Totti is now ready to accept the barrage of calls for his return, but only if Lippi picks up the phone to do so.

"The World Cup? I will decide in April, that's if Lippi and the group wants me there," he told La Repubblica.

"I have a great relationship with the coach that goes beyond football, I will not forget what he did for me in Germany. He has always waited for me and given me the trust."

Following the World Cup, Totti believes he can play out another five years of Calcio with the Lupi before relegating himself to an office role at Trigoria.

"I want to play on for another five years if my body can handle it. After that I think I will become a director as I am too nice to become a coach," he concluded.

Salvatore Landolina, Goal.com