Rudi Garcia says that he is extremely angry with the performance of his team
Roma manager Rudi Garcia says that he is extremely angry with the performance of his team after they dropped more points in the league match against Atlanta.
The team has been in a poor run of form for an extended period now. It has seen them drop out of the contention for the league title a long time ago. Further, there is a danger of being overtaken by Napoli to the top three race. It was only recently that arch rivals Lazio managed to overtake them in the table. This has been a source of major concern for Garcia, who received a lot of plaudits last season after having seen the club return to the Champions League.
Francesco Totti recently returned from a spell on the sidelines and he scored within three minutes from the penalty spot. However, Roma were unable to maintain their advantage for long after they conceded in the 23rd minute from a penalty. From then on, both teams were unable to break each other and the match finished has a disappointing draw. As a result of this draw coupled with Napoli winning their matches against Cagliari, the lead that Roma had over Napoli has been reduced to five points. Defender Ashley Cole recently suffered a fracture in his wrist, but it has been able to play.
"I am angry. I saw a Roma that did not play well. After Francesco Totti's penalty, we fell asleep. There was a bit more in the second half, but it was our worst first half of the season.I did not see the necessary grit and determination to take back second place. Tomorrow I need to have words with the squad.Not much worked well today, as we all played badly. I didn't like the referee either, so it was a game to be forgotten all round," said Garcia.