Francesco Totti: Man City tweet inspired me.

Francesco Totti has thanked Manchester City for giving him an extra inspiration to score on Tuesday night against Manchester City.

The Roma captain was motivated by a tweet (that he had never scored in England) from Manchester City's official twitter account before the Champions League clash on Tuesday night at the Etihad stadium.

And Totti took his chance when it came during the match by cancelling out Sergio Aguero's early opener to give Roma a 1-1 draw.

Totti told the Gazzetta dello Sport: "City's tweet? It really brought me luck, it was a beautiful goal and a good performance.

"I really wanted to score as soon as possible as I had not found the back of the net this season.

"But above all, I am thrilled for my team because we have shown a lot of strength, which was not easy."

The 38-year-old`s goal saw him surpass Ryan Giggs to become the oldest player to score in the Champions League.

"It really wasn't something I was thinking of when I was on the pitch," Totti said. "Records arrive thanks to the help of your team-mates and what really matters is the result of the team.

"My main focus is on the team and not on myself."