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Rubi Garcia wants Roma to perform like they did against Feyenoord
By Andrew Scott Thursday, 12 March 2015 04:13
Rudi Garcia and Roma’s fans want to see the team perform like they did against Feyenoord when their away clash with Fiorentina gets underway on Thursday, in what would be the team’s last 16 first leg of the UEFA Europa League, and pay per head wagering companies believe that the fans will be in for a real show.
Roma were able to advance with a win of 2-1 in a very intense match at De Kuip, in a meeting where two players for Feyenoord were sent away, ending in an aggregate win of 3-2.
But Garcia’s players were not able to clinch a win in Serie A in more than a month, and last month, when playing in the Coppa Italia, they ended up losing 2-0 to Fiorentina, as they claimed a win of 2-0 win and a draw of 1-1 in both league matches against the famous club from Florence.
“We’ve met Fiorentina three times already and I think tomorrow will be different to the other games,” said the manager.
“We need to think of this as a match lasting 180 minutes: that’s crucial if we’re to play well and go through. We have to play better than we did against Chievo [in Sunday’s 0-0 draw], but that shouldn’t be too hard.
“I hope to see the Roma of Rotterdam, of the first half against Hellas [Verona] and the last 20 minutes against Juve [in a 1-1 draw nine days ago].
“I’m confident in my players’ ability: they’re quite capable of playing as well as they did until not long ago.
And pay per head wagering companies are also confident of seeing the team do very well in this meeting, but believe that they should be very careful.
“My players know we have to take the game by the scruff of the neck, playing to our strengths.”
When he spoke about the team’s drop of form, Adem Ljajic said: “There’s no mental block. We’re a great group and we talk together. We’ll come through this with our heads high.
“We’ll all behind the coach and trying to reproduce the things we run through in training during the week.
“We played our game for the first six months. We’re doing less well now and we need to get back to our best.”
Roma’s fans all over the world are very eager to see how their side will perform when they take on Fiorentina, and many are confident that they’ll prevail.