Garcia: “Our Goal Is Top 5”

Garcia

So, the second meeting (versus Lazio)?
Yes, but I do not forget that Lazio has played three days ago. I am sure that a drop comes when you play so much in Europe, I know because for four years I played in the European Cup. We played very well in the second half. Defending well is a strength of the entire team, not just the midfield or defense. We have eleven players who defend together and this is the most important thing.

Roma are going to the Champions League?
The goal is to finish in the top five. Also I am ambitious, but we will see, we have not played a lot of games to know what is the real level of the team. But, I like this team, and also our fans.

As quality of play, at this time, Roma is better than Inter, Juventus, Milan, Napoli and Fiorentina?
Honestly I have not seen many other games when we are playing against another team, who I examine carefully. Perhaps an important thing will be that Juventus, Napoli, and AC Milan play in the European Cup, which will eat energy. I hope it is an advantage for us not to play in Europe this year. Let’s play with a different mindset to Juve. My philosophy of a game is to attack and score more goals than the opponent. Our backs are important because they must attack as did Balzaretti.

Ljajic now taking penalties?
It was the end of the game, Strootman was already very tired.

Garcia: “Our Goal Is Top 5”

Garcia

So, the second meeting (versus Lazio)?
Yes, but I do not forget that Lazio has played three days ago. I am sure that a drop comes when you play so much in Europe, I know because for four years I played in the European Cup. We played very well in the second half. Defending well is a strength of the entire team, not just the midfield or defense. We have eleven players who defend together and this is the most important thing.

Roma are going to the Champions League?
The goal is to finish in the top five. Also I am ambitious, but we will see, we have not played a lot of games to know what is the real level of the team. But, I like this team, and also our fans.

As quality of play, at this time, Roma is better than Inter, Juventus, Milan, Napoli and Fiorentina?
Honestly I have not seen many other games when we are playing against another team, who I examine carefully. Perhaps an important thing will be that Juventus, Napoli, and AC Milan play in the European Cup, which will eat energy. I hope it is an advantage for us not to play in Europe this year. Let’s play with a different mindset to Juve. My philosophy of a game is to attack and score more goals than the opponent. Our backs are important because they must attack as did Balzaretti.

Ljajic now taking penalties?
It was the end of the game, Strootman was already very tired.