The Giallorossi become only the fourth side in Serie A history to win their opening eight games of the season in succession, thanks to a brace from Miralem Pjanic.
He told Sky Sport Italia: "I am happy with the win, but it was a pyrrhic victory, as we lost Totti and Gervinho. They are muscular problems and will require further tests.
"Nonetheless, I am happy because we won and in a tough game like this you need to take every chance on set plays.
"Tonight Totti's Roma matched Michel Platini's Juventus under the gaze of Diego Maradona. I am very proud to have contributed to that."
Tonight's win takes Roma five points clear at the top of Serie A, with 22 goals scored and just conceded in eight games.