De Rossi's expectations in first hearing that Garcia had joined the club did not have him pumped.
“When I heard that Roma had signed Garcia, I searched the internet, it came out with a video in which he played the Porompompero with the guitar,” De Rossi has explained this week to So Foot.
“I was with the national team, I called Pirlo and told him: ‘Look at who we have brought in!’ Now I thank God that we got him.
“I do not know, I had some doubts. It seemed that we had chosen him because we had failed to sign Mazzarri or Allegri.
“We were thinking he was the fourth choice, I cursed when that video with the guitar came up.
“Now I thank God every day that we signed ‘Porompompero, he can be a turning point in the history of Roma. I’m not exaggerating, he can help us to win.”
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