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Rudi Garcia on the Genoa game, injuries and the transfer market


Roma coach Rudi Garcia says his players are ready to forget the Champions League disappointment suffered in mid-week.

The Giallorossi failed to reach the Last 16 of Europe's most prestigious competition but the Frenchman insists the focus is already on tomorrow's tough away game against Genoa in the Serie A.

"We were clearly disappointed [after crashing out of the Champions League]," Garcia said.

"But the day after I told the players that we had to move forward and that's what we've been doing.

"I don't think the team is tired. We tried to score for the first hour and we kept trying even after Manchester City took the lead. Then after Manolas' chance the team maybe understood that it wasn't our night.

"But there are no problems in respect to our fitness level. Maicon and [Kostas] Manolas are both 100% fit.

"He [Ashley Code] is also ready, he's a professional, he's still a very important player for us.

"The league is up next with a difficult game. They [Genoa] are third so we need to be focused on the job."

Asked if Roma will be active during the January transfer market, Garcia said: "We're ambitious, I speak with [Roma director of football Walter] Sabatini on a daily basis.

"Our objective is to improve every year, as a team and in the way we work. We go on like this, I'm happy with the way things are."

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