The former England international signed for the Giallorossi earlier this month after seeing his contract expire in west London.
And the 33-year-old has claimed that despite other lucrative offers, he came to the Italian capital to win.
“Why Roma? It’s a great club with real ambition,” he told Roma Channel.
“Last year they came second. I talked with the Coach and he expressed the ambitions he had and showed a real will to win.
“I want to contribute to a team that will win the League. I received offers from other, small teams, but I didn’t want to just lie on a beach.
“I came here to win. I have won a lot in my career, but I don’t want to stop.
“I faced Totti several teams, the first when I was 19, 20. He was extraordinary.
“He’s a god here. I’m sure we’ll have a good chat soon.”
Cole then commented on his relationship with the British Press.
“I don’t worry about what people say about me. My family say I’m a nice guy, so that’s all that matters.
“Of course I have made mistakes, but my relationship with the Press in England is a difficult one, and is one of the reasons why I am here.
“I’ve been painted as a mercenary, a bad person.”
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