Garcia after his team’s 1-1 draw against City

Rudi Garcia’s words after Roma’s 1-1 draw against Manchester City:

It’s nice to see the ease you played with…
We’ve shown up to this group, I am proud of my players, we had our moments, and perhaps more beautiful scoring chances, then, as expected, we suffered in the last ten minutes, they always play the same in defense and in the midfield, it’s normal, I’m satisfied.

He gave a resounding answer, I think that it’s the air in England that has done this (laughs). In an away match he has done well and tonight has proven to be a champion.

Can Roma qualify?
We are still far away, but also taking a point this evening we leave City without three points, then there will be the two matches against Bayern, this race can give more confidence to my players, but I do not think they need it, we can have our say in this tough group.

The Editor of, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including,, and ESPN.