Roma coach Garcia: One derby objective - win!

AS Roma coach Rudi Garcia has a clear approach to any derby clash.

Roma meet Lazio in Rome today.

“Francesco Totti said that the Roman players feel this game more than anyone else. The team seems relaxed. The most important thing is that the match starts tomorrow afternoon and not before,” said Garcia.

“We’re playing at home and I’m sure the fans will be our 12th man. The derby cannot be a game like any other for me, but it is more special for the fans. We are fortunate enough to have three Romans in this squad, but it’s crucial not to have too much pressure. We want the three points, but it’s a derby and everyone knows it’s a different match.

“The Lille-Le Mans derby was something to see with 45,000 people, but I’m sure it will be very different here. It’s my first Rome Derby and I am very happy to experience it. To win this game would be fantastic.

“However, the fact remains that we judge a side on 10 matches rather than one. It’s better to win on Sunday, but the result will not change anything for the rest of the season.”

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