Roma manager Rudi Garcia says that he does not regret the dropped two points against Sampdoria. Instead, he has looked at the positives and says that this draw has helped the club overcome the 7-1 thrashing at the hands of Bayern Munich a few days ago.
Roma suffered this heavy defeat in the Champions League and questions have been asked about their ability to sustain the title challenge amongst the Juventus juggernaut. Garcia saw his team suffered yet more dropped points in the league to move further behind Juventus, but he sees this as a positive.
This was the first time Roma did not score in a league match and Garcia said that sometimes luck is needed in order to help the ball go in. It is something that they did not have this weekend, but the former Lille manager seems very confident of getting a result next week against Cesena.
This match will provide the lead up to the away trip to Napoli followed by another match against Bayern Munich. These two matches will probably determine the path that Roma’s season will take. After having just one win in the last four matches, a victory is pretty much essential against Cesena if Roma are to do well in these matches.
"On a pitch like that it was difficult to get speed into dribbles, but we did have some good chances. You need a little luck to win these games, too.
Unfortunately, we were stopped by the post. In any case, a point away to the third-placed side playing at our standards is good. I liked the attitude of the team and I am satisfied. Are Bayern forgotten now? Of course. When you play against Sampdoria, who are third and haven't lost, it means a bitter defeat like the Bayern one has now passed," said Garcia.