Roma boss putting faith in directors
Although the Argentine ace is believed to be close to reaching an agreement with Tottenham in a €30 million deal, he is in Garcia’s squad to face Livorno on Sunday, he was coy about whether or not he would feature.
“I want all of the players in my squad to remain but I think the transfer market is the worst time for a coach and it is irritating that the season has started before the window closes,” he said.
“We are working closely with the directors and I trust they will give me a competitive squad. Lamela? I only ever give my line-up to players two hours before the game but Erik is in the squad along with 22 other players.”
He is adamant that his side must start the season with maximum points in their bid to attempt to realise his dream of getting the club back into Europe.
The former Lille boss continued: “Our objective will not change, we have to get back into Europe.
“To play the type of football we want to though we will need a stable and competitive squad but we cannot use that as an excuse and we must win against Livorno with this team.
“Then we will see how we look on September 3.”