Angry Roma keen to return to winning ways, says Garcia

The Giallorossi boss praised his players for their reaction to the draw with Torino and insists that Juventus and Napoli remain the Scudetto favourites
Roma coach Rudi Garcia says his side are "angry" and keen to return to winning ways following the end of their 100 per cent record.

The Giallorossi dropped points for the first time this season in their 1-1 draw with Torino last weekend, but still sit top of the table, three points clear of Napoli and Juventus.

Ahead of Sunday's home tie against Sassuolo, Garcia expressed how pleased he was that his players pushed so hard to rack up their 11th successive win, albeit to no avail.

"I saw an angry team at the end of the Torino game," the Frenchman said on Friday. "The guys are so keen to win that they were already thinking about Sassuolo after the match on Sunday.

"I was really pleased with how we did in the last few minutes at Torino. The players ran over to take throw-ins and played quickly without wasting time, to have a few extra minutes.

"This is a good sign for me as the coach and for the squad - I really liked their attitude."

Garcia also contemplated who will be challenging for the Scudetto at the tail end of the season, insisting that Napoli and Juventus are joint-favourites to top Serie A in 2013-14.

"We're top at the moment and we want to stay there," the former Lille boss continued. "The Sassuolo game won't be easy on Sunday and I hope it will be very tough for them to come to the Stadio Olimpico.

"I think all of the sides in the top half of the table have done very well so far. Juve and Napoli are the favourites and have squads built to play in both the Champions League and Serie A.

"Behind them though lie Inter, Fiorentina and Verona, who are playing well and securing big results. You can't rule anyone out for the moment."