Date: 30th July 2013 at 7:30pm
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Francesco Totti Daniele De Rossi RomaFormer Barcelona forward Thierry Henry has confessed that he has a huge amount of respect for Roma icon Francesco Totti.

Henry, who now plays for the New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer, is part of the MLS All Star side that will take on Roma as the Giallorossi begin their North American tour on Wednesday evening in Kansas City.

“I have a lot of respect for [Francesco] Totti,” admitted the Frenchman at a press conference on Monday.

“When you talk about Roma, you think about Francesco Totti, and when you talk about Francesco Totti, you think about Roma.

“I’ve had to battle so many times against him. I have maximum respect for him.”

The 35-year-old once plied his trade in Italy back in 1999 when he appeared for Juventus.