Roma boss Rudi Garcia says he is backing his in-form charges to put in a confident performance against the reigning champions on Sunday evening at Juventus Stadium.
The Giallorossi approach the top-of-the-table clash in good spirits following a 1-1 midweek Champions League draw away at Manchester City and Garcia is looking for his team to carry that positivity into tomorrow’s game.
Speaking to the media ahead of Roma’s departure for Turin, the 50-year-old began: “Tomorrow’s match will be fantastic. These kinds of games are precisely why we’re in the business. We’ll play with confidence and ambition and are ready for this one.”
Citing Carlos Tevez as the one to watch, Garcia revealed he is hoping to draw inspiration from the Bianconeri’s first reverse of the season against Atletico Madrid in midweek.
“Tevez is their most decisive man and the statistics show just that. Juventus are a complete side, but not unbeatable, as we saw in Madrid. I’m focused on my team and our strengths. I trust my players.”
Echoing the views of opposite number Massimiliano Allegri, the French tactician played down talk of the game having a direct bearing on the destiny of the title, but did concede that winning could allow for an early psychological advantage.
“Scudetto honours aren’t handed out tomorrow. It would be disrespectful to think that. Winning, however, could provide a psychological advantage that we’d see after the international break.”