Garcia: ‘Loss doesn’t change Roma’

Rudi Garcia insists the defeat to Juventus” data-scaytid=”1″>Juventus “doesn’t change the extraordinary season” Roma have had.

The showdown at the Olimpico had been moving towards a goalless draw before Daniel Osvaldo netted deep into stoppages.

Rudi Garcia insists the defeat to Juventus “doesn’t change the extraordinary season” Roma have had.

The showdown at the Olimpico had been moving towards a goalless draw before Daniel Osvaldo netted deep into stoppages.

“We had the best chance to score and didn’t take it. When it’s 0-0 anything can happen,” Coach Garcia told Sky Sport Italia.

“This doesn’t change the extraordinary season we’ve had, I am truly happy with this campaign and hope we can set this appointment to face Juve again next year.”

Morgan De Sanctis was injured, so Polish 23-year-old goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski had his first Serie A start.

“We knew he was very good, but he needs to play so we can see how he handles the pressure. Tonight in front of 60,000 people against the Serie A leaders was a tough test and he passed it.”

Mattia Destro returned after a four-match ban and struggled to make an impact, as his World Cup call is still in the balance.

“It’s only normal after a four-match ban to not be in perfect shape. A few of my players were lacking match fitness, including Michel Bastos, and it showed.

Miralem Pjanic has signed a contract extension and Roma will now negotiate a new deal with Garcia.

“This is not the time to talk about that. I can’t wait to run round the pitch and thank the fans, because they deserve it. Right, I have to go and celebrate!”

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