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  • Francesco Totti 18'
  • Francesco Totti 40' PEN
  • Alessandro Florenzi 44'

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Roma captain Francesco Totti insists he and his team-mates are remaining grounded despite their stunning start to the season and are only thinking of Saturday's game at Inter Milan.

The Giallorossi moved two points clear of Napoli and Juventus at the top of Serie A after thrashing Bologna 5-0 last weekend with their sixth win in as many games.

Their record start has seen other clubs begin to take note and consider Roma as serious Scudetto contenders.

However, Totti insists they are not thinking about the standings and are just concentrating on playing well.

``We haven't won anything yet and we still have everything to prove,'' Totti said. ``We are confident but we are by no means relaxed.

``I am happy because I see in everyone, coach, staff and players, the same focus and determination to play well.''

Totti, whose side has the best attack and defence in the competition with 17 goals scored and just one conceded, is aware of the challenge his team face this weekend.

``I predict a tough game in Milan,'' Totti said. ``Inter will do everything possible to make our lives difficult.''

Inter have also enjoyed a strong start to the campaign and go into the contest unbeaten.

Last weekend's 1-1 draw at Cagliari left the Nerazzurri in fourth position, four points behind Roma.

Inter coach Walter Mazzarri, who celebrated his 52nd birthday earlier this week, would like nothing more than to see his side end Roma's impressive record.

``I hope my players can give me a good present on Saturday,'' Mazzarri said. ``I want them to keep doing what they have done so far.

``Everything is going to plan and I'm happy with our current situation.''

Former Inter Milan defender Maicon will miss the encounter with a muscular injury while Roma striker Adem Ljajic should recover from a back problem.

Rodrigo Palacio, who is Inter's top scorer this season with three goals, will lead the Nerazzurri's attack.


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