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Rudi Garcia on the Sampdoria game and Kevin Strootman's fitness level


Roma coach Rudi Garcia says the focus is entirely on tomorrow's game against Sampdoria.

The Giallorossi face Sinisa Mihajlovic's unbeaten side after the heavy defeat in mid-week against Bayern Munich but the Frenchman is convinced his players will bounce back from their Champions League defeat.

"As always we met to analyse the game and then moved on to more important things, tomorrow's game, which is why I'm here, to talk about the game [against Sampdoria]," Garcia said during Friday's press conference.

"Sampdoria enjoyed a very good start to the season, winning four games and are yet to lose.

"All this means they are a strong team but we have to focus on ourselves. I expect Roma to be ambitious and eager to win.

"Kevin [Strootman] is recovering well but needs confidence, the confidence you need when you come back from such a long-term injury.

"The positive thing is that he's training with the rest of the team [but] he will need weeks of regular training before getting back to 100%."

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