Veteran Italian tactician Alberto Zaccheroni thinks Roma and Coach Rudi Garcia will be the ones to watch in Serie A this season.
The former Japan boss has told the Gazzetta dello Sport that he's looking forward to seeing how the Giallorossi deal in particular with the pressure, now that the spotlight in on them.
“I'm curious to find out how Garcia will handle his second season,” Zaccheroni has reflected.
“Last year was great. Now he has to really prove himself and the pressures and expectations are high. It can't just be taken for granted that Roma will win the Scudetto.”
The 61-year-old praised the capital club’s work in the transfer market and had some special words for the Lupi's iconic captain, Francesco Totti.
“Roma have done the most in the transfer market. And Totti is a wonderful story. He should be thankful that at his age he's still so important, but also in fairness, he has changed his role, managing the game better and wasting less energy.”
Zaccheroni also considered the gap between the Giallorossi and his former club, Juventus.
“I think that Juventus are still ahead, because they finished the season with a big points advantage and they certainly haven't declined since then.
“Roma just have to hope that the change from Conte to Allegri isn't an immediate success and that they lose somewhere on the way.”