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Totti and Zarate's not so festive tiff

Published 02/01/2010 | 05:00

WITH the New Year just a day old, it seems that two of Serie A's top stars have managed to put the spirit of Christmas well and truly behind them.

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Roma legend Franceso Totti has been enjoying something of a renaissance this season. He also found time to get involved in a row with Lazio striker Mauro Zarate, claiming that the Argentine was "not a champion."

Zarate has hit back by claiming: "Totti talks too much, but he forgets that he is already finished. I think he hasn't scored in about 10 derbies."

But Totti has now responded, saying: "Congratulations to all the fans, all sports, and all the great champions of football. Since we are in the Christmas season and we should all be better people, I send 240 well wishes to Zarate. In 2010, I hope to get more goals and assists to become a record goalscorer.

"I guess I must hurry, because I am a finished player...come to think of it, I was also finished at the beginning of 2009!"

The number 240 is the number of goals Totti has scored in his career. Beat that, Zarate.

Irish Independent

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