Roma’s coach Rudi Garcia weighed in after the tie to the the Sky Sport and Mediaset Premium microphones:
“It was a casual result, we played well but it’s important that when we can’t win, we don’t concede and lose. We offered a good game. Avramov was phenomenal. But we must still improve, mainly on the set pieces. This week we’ll work on the many waisted corner kicks”.
“I changed Maicon because he played a lot with his NT, he was tired and didn’t track back. It was the right time to change him not to take any risk. I was distant from the Florenzi episode, I can’t judge that situation”.
“I wasn’t afraid of losing the game, our problem is that some players don’t have the physical level of the others. De Rossi trained only once because of the NT, the same goes for the others. When this happens, there is a slump in the second half. When the intensity of some players decreases, the team performance gets worse”.
“On the red card, the referee said I jumped into the coaching area”.
“Adem can score and assist, that’s why I put him on the pitch from the start. Florenzi played well, he gives a lot to the team. He did that also tonight”.
“I see the glass half full, we gained a point on the third position. We are no longer firsts, but we’ll do everything we can to come back to the top”.
“We have time to ponder about the January window, we must wait for the return of the Captain and for Destro to get in full shape. It’s not the ideal night to talk about the transfer market”.