Garcia satisfied with results after Roma loses flawless winning record
Roma manager Rudi Garcia saw his side lose its flawless winning record against Torino in a Serie A game that ended 1-1 at fulltime. In his post-match interview Garcia told reporters that his team couldn’t simply win all of the game in the season.
Garcia admitted he “can’t win” all games, but he can guarantee that his team fights till the fullest in every game. Roma’s stunning start to the season was finally tainted with a defeat against a valiant Torino side at Turin.
However, Roma’s fine run did go down in the history books. Roma is now the first club in the league to have won all of its opening first 10 games. In spite of losing their first points in the league this season, Garcia insists his side were able to grab a useful point from the draw against Torino.
“This is football, we can’t win them all, but a draw away from home is not a negative result,” Garcia told reporters after the game. “I liked that we played all the through in order to win. Even at the end we attacked to the final whistle and tried to get the victory.
“We must make the most of this point, as it is valuable, and be ready to win the next game at home to Sassuolo. I hope we can then break away from Juventus or Napoli, maybe even both.”
Meanwhile, Roma’s iconic midfielder Daniele De Rossi insists the players ‘tired’ after their historic run in the domestic league that helped them become top in contention for the Serie A title.
“After such an extraordinary run it can happen to have a little slip-up and we felt tired towards the end, so weren’t as sharp as usual,” De Rossi told Sky Sport Italia.
“It’s particularly disappointing considering we dominated the game. Torino just sat back and defended, but we’ve got to get used to that this season.”
Roma will now face Sassuolo (November 10) and Cagliari (November 25) at home, Stadio Olimpico, before travelling to play against Atlanta on December 1.