Garcia dismisses Juve link: I'm 100 per committed to Roma

The Frenchman has laughed off reports that the Bianconeri would like to make him their next coach, while arguing that his side have nothing to lose in Sunday's game in Turin
Rudi Garcia has rubbished rumours linking him with Juventus, declaring that he is "100 per cent" committed to Roma.

It has been reported that the Bianconeri would consider turning to the Frenchman to replace current coach Antonio Conte, should the former Italy international ever decide to leave Turin.

However, Garcia, speaking ahead of Sunday's Serie A showdown with Juventus, dismissed the speculation out of hand.

"I'm 100 per cent committed to the Roma project," the former Lille boss told reporters.

Indeed, Garcia insisted that while has the utmost respect for the reigning Italian champions, his sole focus is on defying those who feel his undefeated Giallorossi side, who currently lie five points behind Juve, have no chance of triumphing in Turin.

"We have a strong team; they have a strong team," he mused. "We have strengths and weaknesses, just like them.

"It's important to win, but even if we draw or lose, there's an entire second half of the season to go. So, there are so many steps ahead of us. [Sunday] will not change anything, but I want to win.

"We know that they have a great team and two players up front that can score goals. They also have a world-class player like Pirlo.

"They have two teams of the same level. If one player does not play, another does and the standard doesn't drop. They'll play at home and this is also an advantage for them.

"Apart from the Romanisti, everyone thinks that the game is already lost to us. So, we can only gain; we have nothing to lose."