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Roma coach Rudi Garcia believes that Francesco Totti is still amongst the very best in the world even at the age of 37.

Despite being just three years short of his 40th birthday, Francesco Totti is still crucial to Roma and his coach feels he's as good as anyone out there.

Rudi Garcia has had a spectacular start to life as Roma boss with his side winning their first 10 games of the season and still sitting top of Serie A.

But Roma have faltered a little in recent weeks with draws against Torino and minnows Sassuolo - a minor slump that has coincided with the loss of Totti to injury.

Totti is nursing a hamstring injury and hasn't been in action since Roma's 2-0 win over Napoli on October 18, but Er Pupone is getting closer to regaining fitness and is aiming to be back in action for the Giallorossi's away trip to AC Milan on December 16.

The captain's return will be a big boost to his teammates and Garcia has explained exactly how important he believes Totti to be.

"He is a world class player," the Frenchman told Europe 1. "He can do things on the pitch that very few others can.

"Totti has had a great season so far, so much so that Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has started to think about picking him for the World Cup. At 37 years old, Francesco is still one of the best players around."

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