By Joe Avicolli
Former Roma midfielder Carmine Gautieri believes that the capital city club can return to winning ways as long as everyone at the club maintains faith in coach Rudi Garcia.
The Giallorossi have drawn in their last three matches in all competitions and are at risk of missing out on both the Scudetto and a possible Europa League title if things don’t turn around soon, but the 44-year-old is confident that his former club can overcome their current hardships and start earning points again.
Gautieri spoke to TuttoMercatoWeb.com about the situation at Roma and praised the Italian side’s style of play, while also commenting on the sale of Mattia Destro and the quality possessed by new signing Seydou Doumbia.
“I think Roma still play good football, but ultimately fail to finish matches in the same way as last season,” said the ex-midfielder, who played at Roma from 1997-99.
“I believe that Roma are just going through a bad time right now and I’m convinced that the Giallorossi will begin earning results again as they work on the organization of their game.
“We all know that Mattia Destro is a great player. As for Doumbia, even Walter Sabatini said it may have been the wrong move to sign him, but the former CSKA Moscow man will definitely make his contribution soon.
“Destro’s exit may have been inevitable, if Roma made this decision then the club obviously had its reasons. Plus, no one knows the structure of the team better than Garcia.”
“The coach needs to be supported, if the Roma players and supporters can stay behind him then the team will come out of its current situation. Garcia is a great coach.”