Thursday October 30 2014
Destro: It's up to Garcia

Mattia Destro has appeared to warn Roma Coach Rudi Garcia that he expects more playing time.

The Giallorossi forward scored the opening goal during last night’s victory over Cesena, but has often been introduced from the bench this term,

After yesterday’s win, the former Genoa man has given the first indication he may not be entirely happy with the situation.

“I can only do my talking on the pitch,” Destro told Tele Radio Stereo after the match.

“Some people speak with their voice, I speak on the field.

“I try to score goals when I have the opportunity. [Should I be given] more opportunities by the Coach? That’s up to the Coach.

“I think with my head, I make decisions with my head. So we’ll see.”

Destro also spoke to Sky in the wake of the match, again discussing his role as a substitute.

“Alternating between the bench and starting are decisions which the Coach makes.

“It’s one thing to start, and another thing to come off the bench, I try to take advantage of every opportunity.”

Roma’s victory of Cesena, coupled with Juventus’ shock defeat at Genoa has allowed the Lupi to catch the Bianconeri at the top of the table, but Destro warns there’s still a long way to go in the title race.

“It was important to win, and we did.

“The Championship still has a very long way to go. To achieve big things we have to concentrate on picking up points ourselves.

“We’re just at the beginning, we’ll see if the others can keep up with us.”