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Rudi Garcia: Strootman is improving but he needs time to be 100% fit


Roma coach Rudi Garcia says his players are ready for tomorrow's big game against Internazionale.

The Giallorossi were bitterly disappointed in mid-week after conceding in the last seconds of the game against CSKA Moscow and will be eager to cancel the disappointment out with a win against Roberto Mancini's side.

"We want to play a big game against Internazionale," Garcia said.

"He [Roberto Mancini] won trophies and not just at Internazionale. They now play with four at the back, no longer with five players.

"Having said that, it's not nice to see a coach sacked before the end of the season, as it was the case with [Walter] Mazzarri. Not just for Internazionale but for all clubs.

"I'm sure the players will have a different attitude under the new manager, we saw that in the derby [against Milan] and [in the Europa League] against Dnipro.

"Internazionale are quality but they have weaknesses and we will try to exploit them.

"All thirty players in my team are determined to do well, it's the most important game of the season because it's the next one.

"We should also do well in terms of how well we play, that's the only way to improve.

"[Mapou] Yanga-Mbiwa is in the squad. [Kevin Strootman] is improving but he needs time to be 100% fit. It's normal. We all know Kevin is a top player and his comeback will be important for us.

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