Garcia: “We didn’t finish…”

Roma manager Rudi Garcia’s words to Sky Italia after drawing 1-1 against CSKA Moscow:

Can we say that this was a hoax?
When you don’t score a second goal you can concede one like that, you have to close (the match) earlier. Too bad because it was with only a few seconds left. Whatever happens in Manchester, we have to win the match to go through. I do not remember many occasions for CSKA.

Was it a risk to play Strootman?
No, he must find his conditioning. It was a defensive game and we wanted to take advantage of Iturbe on the break.

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.