Saturday September 14 2013
Garcia: 'Keep enthusiasm going'

Roma have a 100 per cent record so far and Coach Rudi Garcia hopes the enthusiasm can continue. “We’re targeting a top five finish.”

The Giallorossi visit Parma on Monday evening at 19.45 UK time, click here for a match preview.

“Is our objective Champions League qualification? I am more ambitious than anyone here, but it’s one thing to get into Europe and another to reach the Champions League,” said the former Lille boss in his Press conference.

“We are targeting a top five finish. I hope the compliments received by director Walter Sabatini do not stop here, but are also valid at the end of the season.

“As for Parma, it’s going to be a difficult game and we have to prepare for it carefully, even if we have a 100 per cent record after two rounds.

“There are many positive sensations right now, but we have much work still to do and need to be humble. So far we have only won two games and have been together as a squad for just two months.”

Michael Bradley and Mattia Destro are ruled out by long-term injuries, but Tin Jedvaj is finally available after a red tape issue was cleared for his international transfer.

“Everyone else is fit and ready to play from the start, so it is up to me now to make the right choices. Whether I did the right thing or not will only be clear at the final whistle.”

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