Roma Coach Rudi Garcia was pleased with Radja Nainggolan’s debut and confirmed Michael Bradley will join Toronto FC.
The Giallorossi beat Sampdoria 1-0 in the Coppa Italia to set up a Quarter-Final clash with Juventus on January 21.
“I liked the performance, as we had plenty of chances to double our lead and did not suffer at the back,” said Garcia in his Press conference.
“It’s a shame the second goal didn’t arrive so we could be more relaxed at the end, but I am happy with our qualification, as that was the important thing.
“Nainggolan can play in any midfield role. With him there we can play with Miralem Pjanic in a more advanced position and Francesco Totti as trequartista. There are many possibilities with Radja.
“It’s a shame Bradley is leaving, but he wanted to go and we cannot keep hold of a player who doesn’t want to be here. It’s a pity and I understand he wanted more playing time, as it’s difficult to get space in our midfield. We wish him all the best in his new adventure.”
Roma will face Juventus in the Coppa Italia Quarter-Final so soon after Sunday’s 3-0 Serie A drubbing in Turin.
“I don’t want any of my players talking about that match yet. What counts now is to win on Sunday against Genoa and then Livorno. We mustn’t keep this game in our heads, as it is not the right time.”
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