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Rubi Garcia excited about Ibaro and Doumbia joining Roma
By Andrew Scott Tuesday, 3 February 2015 02:12
Rudi Garcia, Roma coach, was delighted with the addition of Victor Ibarbo and Seydou Doumbia, and sportsbook software services are confident that these players will add plenty of strength to the squad.
The coach is very happy that Seydou Doumbia, Ivory Coast international, joined the team’s ranks, and sees a “champion” in Victor Ibarbo.
On Saturday, Doumbia joined Roma, after a very productive time spent with CSKA Moscow – champions of the Russian Premier League. In 129 appearances for the club, the player was able to score 83 goals.
On Sunday, forward Ibarbo then joined the club from Cagliari – fellow Serie A side – on a loan contract with Roma, which could turn into a permanent one once the season comes to an end.
Roma decided to act fast in order to balance Mattia Destro’s loss last week to Milan, and the manager cannot wait to see Doumbia return from the Africa Cup of Nations, as Ibarbo could get the opportunity to feature in the Coppa Italia tie with Fiorentina when the quarter-finals takes place on Tuesday, in a game that will be closely followed by sportsbook software services around the world.
“There’s nothing more to say about Doumbia,” said Garcia.
“The numbers speak for themselves. At the end of next week he’ll return [from the Africa Cup of Nations], along with Gervinho.
“For me, Ibarbo can become a champion, but I have to consider whether he’s ready, I won’t take risks with him.
“If he can help us [against Fiorentina] so be it, but I have to assess him.”
Garcia’s side will move into the match against Fiorentina after a consecutive fourth Serie A draw as their meeting with Empoli finished at a 1-1 draw that frustrated many fans.
The run left the manager feeling unsatisfied, which can be perfectly understood, but he’s still keen to see his side work around their problems and win.
“We’ve got a serious case of ‘draw-itis’ and we need to sort the issue we have in the first half,” added the manager.
“We’re just as disappointed as anyone about our recent run of draws but let’s get behind the guys. We’ll do our best tomorrow. We’ve met Fiorentina twice and they’re always a quality side.
“To get luck back on our side we need to push even harder from the first whistle. Those who know me will tell you when the going gets tough I just work harder.”