Thursday August 28 2014
Garcia: 'Roma can cause upset'

Rudi Garcia said “everyone assumes Roma are out, but I like” the Champions League group with Bayern Munich and Manchester City.

The Giallorossi are back in the tournament for the first time since 2011 and, as fourth seeds, got into the toughest group alongside Bayern Munich, Manchester City and CSKA Moscow.

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“We had no other choice and knew we’d be in for a very tough draw with at least two top class opponents,” Garcia told Roma Radio.

“It’s a good draw, I like it, we’ll be outsiders. CSKA are a tough team and start their season before we do.

“What are our chances of making it through? Everyone assumes Roma are out, but we’ll try to cause an upset.

“In the past 20 per cent of the sides from Pot 4 have qualified through the group stage, so we’ll try to improve that number.”