New Roma coach Garcia: I must learn Italian

New AS Roma boss Rudi Garcia says his first task is to get to grips with the language. Garcia signed a two-year contract and is busy preparing for his debut Serie A season.

New AS Roma boss Rudi Garcia says his first task is to get to grips with the language.

Garcia signed a two-year contract and is busy preparing for his debut Serie A season.

“I don’t speak Italian yet, but I understand almost everything, as I speak Spanish,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“I know it is very important to express yourself in the home language for various reasons. You’ll see that I will be fluent soon.

“There is a lot of work to do and we are already at it with Walter Sabatini and Frederic Massara. I know the team, but have to move over as soon as possible to plan out the season, starting from summer training.

“As I said at my presentation in New York, I am a faithful person. I hope to stay at Roma for a long time, just as I did at Lille.”

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