Roma are top of the table with five straight wins, but Rudi Garcia notes “it’s important to make history at the end of the season.”
This is the first time ever that the Giallorossi have begun a Serie A campaign with a perfect record after five rounds, as they won 2-0 away to Sampdoria.
“Are we in the history books? It’s important to make history at the end of the season, not so much now,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.
Garcia was sent off for dissent at Marassi during tonight’s game, before Mehdi Benatia and Gervinho scored.
“It’s not important, I didn’t say anything bad, but the most important thing is the victory. It was difficult to get full points in these opening five rounds, so we are happy. The credit goes to my players, because this is a fantastic squad, everyone works hard and are eager to do well for our fans.
“We defend and attack all together, so we cannot credit individuals. We have won every game with at least a two-goal cushion and that too is an important sign.”
Francesco Totti was rested, but came off the bench to set up Gervinho’s debut Serie A goal.
“Totti is world class, one of the best players in the history of football and you saw tonight how he stepped on to the field. I have talented players at my disposal, but also real men who want to work for our fans.
“How did I win over the locker room? It was not difficult, the players all want to be treated the same way.”
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