Saturday July 13 2013
Garcia: Critics can't be fans

New Roma boss Rudi Garcia has hit back at naysayers claiming that 'anyone who criticises the team cannot be a fan'.

The French tactician joined last month from Lille as successor to Aurelio Andreazzoli.

And the 49-year-old has insisted that the squad are working well, whilst also commenting on the futures of Daniele De Rossi, Marquinhos and Pablo Osvaldo.

“My first impressions have been positive,” he told a Press conference. “The quality is excellent as is the work ethic already installed into the player.

“Critics of this club and the players cannot be fans of Roma. Perhaps they are fans of Lazio.

“The players need to work in peace.

“We still have time to bring in new players.

“At the moment, Osvaldo and Marquinhos are with us.

“De Rossi is not for sale. It is better if he stays with us.”