It's a pleasure to face Luis Enrique's Barcelona - Totti

The Roma veteran is relishing the prospect of visiting Camp Nou and facing his former boss in the annual Joan Gamper trophy clash this week

Francesco Totti says he cannot wait to face old Roma head coach Luis Enrique when the Serie A side take on Barcelona on Wednesday.

The Giallorossi are the invited opposition for the annual Joan Gamper trophy match, which celebrates its 50th year this week.

And Totti is relishing the chance to go toe-to-toe with the European champions and their boss, who managed Roma in the 2011-12 season.

"I'm very happy to play against the champions of Europe, it will be a great game," said the veteran forward, speaking via AS's preview video.

"It's very stimulating and a pleasure to play against great players and, above all, a great coach in Luis Enrique.

"See you soon, coach!"

Totti has always been an outspoken supporter of Luis Enrique, despite the former Spain international enduring a disappointing campaign in charge at the Stadio Olimpico.

"We have had a great relationship from the beginning. I put myself at his disposal and he counted on me," Totti said in 2012.

"He's a great person. He wants to bring a new mentality, to try new ideas. Although at first I wasn't happy with the position I played, he was right: I enjoyed myself, as did the team and the fans."

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