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Luciano Spalletti had Francesco Totti under his command at Roma. But the relationship seemed a little strained in the final year, forcing the midfield legend into retirement. Years later, Italy’s current coach has revealed that there’s nothing wrong and that he would give Totti a hug if they met again.
“There was certainly a period when I couldn’t make him understand that I never stopped hugging him… that I would always want him with me. Before the next match at the Olimpico, I’ll go and visit some friends we have in common at the Bambino Gesù paediatric hospital, it could be a great opportunity to visit them together,” Spalletti told La Repubblica.