Garcia not conceding Serie A to Juventus

The Frenchman said that Roma will not settle for second place yet, while he won't discuss his contract until the end of the current campaign

Roma coach Rudi Garcia has insisted his side are not ready to accept second place in Serie A ahead of Saturday's meeting with Fiorentina.

The Giallorossi have won each of their last seven league games and have closed the gap to league leaders Juventus to eight points with just five games to go. 

As the capital club look to maintain their title challenge, they cannot afford to slip up, particularly at the weekend, when they travel to play Fiorentina after Juve's meeting with fourth-bottom side Bologna.

And Garcia insists his team will go all out to beat Vincenzo Montella's side before praising the Viola for their attractive playing style.

"Is the Scudetto gone? We need to always be careful - often things happen in football when you least expect it," he told the press.

"Tomorrow there will be two teams that play good football going for a win. Let's hope we see a great show. I like the way Fiorentina play - they're a side that’s built to do well domestically and in Europe.

"All I know is that we'll go to Florence to win. It's a tough place to get a result, but we want to extend our winning run.

"We saw a wonderful match in the previous meeting, and let's hope tomorrow's game is equally so for us and the fans."
The former Lille coach went on to discuss Roma's campaign overall and insisted he is happy with the way the season has gone.

"Do I have regrets over certain matches? No, none. I'd have taken second place at the start of the campain but the season is not over.

"I've not spoken to the club about Europe. We'll chat at the end of the season. Renewals? I don't want to think about it.

"I've always said I'd like to see the same squad next season, strengthened by a few new signings. But we need to talk about that with [Walter] Sabatini and the president.”