'Roma are not a perfect team' - Garcia

The coach is staying grounded after the Giallorossi beat Bologna 5-0 on Sunday but praised Gervinho, who he believes just needed confidence to shine
Roma coach Rudi Garcia has rejected any notions that his team are playing "perfect" football and played down Scudetto expectations following his side's 5-0 win over Bologna on Sunday.

Goals from Alessandro Florenzi, Mehdi Benatia, Adem Ljajic and a double from Gervinho saw the visitors trounced at the Stadio Olimpico, but the trainer is adamant that his side stay grounded.

"There is no such thing as a perfect team in football, as there is always something to improve," Garcia, 49, told Sky Sport. "The players went out there with joy and enthusiasm. We know there are talents in this squad and we saw them tonight."

"I haven’t changed my mind. Our objective is to get back into Europe and at most to get into the final sprint with the other favourites like Napoli and Juventus.

"We’ll see when we play against them what level we’re at. They are only two points behind us and that’s nothing."

Garcia believes that Gervinho, who has scored three goals in the two Serie A clashes, has the players alongside him and positive atmosphere to thrive like he could not do at Arsenal.

"He is a lad who needs confidence and we must understand that scoring opportunities he creates don’t exist without him there," he added. "He can get some things wrong, but I prefer to have him there because I know he’ll create those opportunities.

"Gervinho has more experience now, is happy with his Roma team-mates and it’s easier for him to play with such talented players by his side.

"Francesco Totti is a wonderful player with the ball at his feet, so he needs to touch the ball as much as possible, then we have two other strikers coming up from various angles, including Alessandro Florenzi.

"It is important that we have options at our disposal. Adem Ljajic came on and scored today, while Marco Borriello has different characteristics to the other strikers."