Wednesday April 2 2014
Garcia laments Parma goal

Rudi Garcia couldn’t be entirely content with Roma’s 4-2 victory over Parma. “Their second goal made me angry.”

The Giallorossi won the Week 22 game that was originally rained off after eight minutes on February 2.

“Let’s start from the negatives: we shouldn’t have conceded their second goal. It made me angry,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

“Other than that, we entertained the fans, played beautiful football, scored great goals and both teams played very well. Parma came here to win and it was a real test of their ambition.

“We always play the same way, though today we did leave Parma a little more possession so we could go on the counter. It’s a shame Mattia Destro couldn’t score, as he was unlucky with the crossbar. I hope he saved the goals up for next time.

“My team never gives up and that attitude allows us to be effective both in attack and defence. The movement is always useful.”

Roma’s victory took them nine points clear of third-placed Napoli and closed the gap on leaders Juventus to just eight points.

“It is what we wanted,” added Garcia. “It is all positive, we had nothing to lose today. We also now have the second most prolific attack, which means we play well.

“Is the best yet to come? I don’t know. Until it becomes mathematically impossible we have to keep going and try to catch Juventus.”