Thursday July 18 2013
Garcia hails Roma trio

Roma boss Rudi Garcia has spoken of his admiration for Marco Borriello, Pablo Daniel Osvaldo and new signing Kevin Strootman.

Striker Borriello has returned to the capital club after a season on loan at Genoa where he scored 12 goals in 28 League games.

“Borriello has gunpowder in his left foot, he’s ready physically and has a good understanding with Francesco Totti on the field of play,” said the tactician. “He is a true striker.”

Borriello may be needed in the capital this season given that Osvaldo could be sold by the Giallorossi.

“Osvaldo is a goal scorer and a player of the highest level,” Garcia added. “It is always better to keep your best players rather than see them leave.”

La Magica further strengthened this week thanks to the €17m capture of PSV and Holland midfielder Strootman.

“Strootman is a high level player. He’s very technical and he asks for the ball. I like his determination, his desire to win and his leadership.”

Meanwhile, Roma beat a Riscone select XI 9-1 on Wednesday.

Roma 9-1 Riscone XI

Scorers: Florenzi 2, 31, Borriello 6, Totti 23, Nockler 36, Pjanic 41, Lamela 43, Osvaldo 53, 73, Frediani 83

Roma: Lobont (J. Sergio 46); Torosidis (Crescenzi 46), Castan (Jedvaj 46), Burdisso (Romagnoli 46), Balzaretti (Dodò 46); Bradley (Marquinho 46), Pjanic (Verre 46, Frediani 78), Florenzi (Taddei 46); Lamela (Caprari 46, Ricci F 78), Borriello (Osvaldo 46), Totti (Tallo 46).

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