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Rudi Garcia visibly stunned by Roma Euro defeat

AS Roma boss Rudi Garcia was stunned by their 3-0 Europa League defeat to Fiorentina.

Garcia was visibly rocked by the dismal loss.

"It was an unexpected defeat," Garcia told Mediaset Premium. "Fiorentina deserve compliments for making the most of our gifts to them, but I am mortified. We had the right desire at the start, but paid a heavy price for individual errors.

"Now we have to salvage the season with second place. If we qualify for the Champions League, it will be an acceptable campaign.

"There are 11 battles remaining in Serie A. It's just the staff and the players. I will not let go for a second, we have to lift our heads and get back up.

"This is what I expect from my players. I spoke to them after the game, telling them that anyone with pride and character will follow me. If anyone is weak, then they do not interest me.

"I talk about character because some players seem to be afraid of playing at the Olimpico. Our stadium must get back to being a pleasant venue for us.

"In this moment of difficulty that's the message I want to give to the team. The leader must set the example and I remain motivated.

"The season can still end well. It's not possible for this Roma to be real. We need more character."

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