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Rudi Garcia on the imaginary violin gesture, the defeat and the referee


Roma coach Rudi Garcia was bitterly disappointed after Roma lost 3-2 away at Juventus.

The Giallorossi did exceptionally well to bounce back from conceding early and take the lead but a number of controversial referee decisions saw the hosts restoring parity early in the second half and go on to win with a superb Leonard Bonucci effort in the 86th minute.

"I don't care [why I was sent off]," Garcia told Sky Sports Italy.

"I only want to talk about the game, we lost because we failed to take advantage of two clear opportunities.

"We gave away possession way too much in the first half but improved in the second. It ended up being a physical game and we should have been ready for it."

Expectations were high ahead of the game that was disrupted by an abysmal display of refereeing by Gianluca Rocchi and Garcia wasn't amused by the Italian's performance.

"I'm not disappointed, we conceded three goals from set pieces and I'm sorry the penalty areas are 17 metres long here in Turin," the Frenchman said.

"There's no need [to talk about the referee].

"I think it's time to help referees, it's vital to know if a penalty is inside or outside the penalty area. We're in the 21st century, the computer can say if it's inside or outside."

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