Garcia: “We must go ahead and try to catch Juventus.”

Roma manager Rudi Garcia after his team’s 4-2 victory over Parma:

You enjoyed it (the match)?
“We started negatively and we can’t concede a second goal. It makes me a little angry. But we saw a good show, good goals, and a good match played by two teams. Parma came to win. For them, it was a good test of ambition.”

Your team never gives up…
“Yes, that’s what I expect from my team. This attitude means that we can be effective both offensively and defensively. It was a useful match for our movements in attack.”

The best is yet to come?
“I don’t know. As long as the math says that second place isn’t final, we have to go ahead and try to catch Juventus.”

Dodo is still immature?
“No, I’ve played him many times, he’s had his chances. We’re the best defense in Europe thanks to him. The problem was the injury, which was long. Then Romagnoli came in and did very well. Today, I wanted a fast player on Schelotto and Biabiany. Romagnoli had an adductor problem and was a bit tired.”

Source(s): Sky Italy

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