Rudi Garcia is probably living his worst period at Roma since he took over Aurelio Andreazzoli in 2013. Fans and board expectation were high after that top players such as Mohamed Salah, Iago Falque and Edin Dzeko joined the Giallorossi during the last transfer market window.
Team performances by the way have failed to live up to promises, with the exception of the home games against FC Juventus and Barcelona.
“I know the rules – explains Garcia in his pre-match press conference. If we win everything is fine, if we lose even playing well, than it is not fine anymore. My dream is winning a title with Roma and players have to be committed also during hard times. We are still in race for all our seasonal targets even if in Champions League we’ll have to make a good result away at Leverkusen. Everything is still possible.”
Talking of Champions League, supporters recently hit out at Garcia after European defeat against BATE Borisov. “I spoke to the team about it – the Frenchman told media. I told them the bad things I have seen, as well as the good ones. We are fit and healthy otherwise we wouldn’t have played like we did in our second half in Ukraine. The most important thing, by the way, is our next match at Palermo. We will do our best to win, like we always did since I joined the club.”
Former Lille manager seemed to feel no pressure despite rumors this week insisted that Carlo Ancelotti or Antonio Conte are ready to take him over: “I have a good relationship with president Pallotta, we speak very often. Since I am in charge of the club everyone at Roma showed me their support and confidence”.
With 11 points in the first six matches, Roma are four points clear of Serie A leaders Inter and Fiorentina.