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Garcia on Bradley's Departure
Football Italia, January 10th, 2014 1:47PM
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Following AS Roma’s 1-0 win against Sampdoria in the Coppa Italia on Thursday, Coach Rudi Garcia sounded off on U.S. international Michael Bradley’s decision to leave the Italian giant for MLS club Toronto FC. “It’s a shame Bradley is leaving, but he wanted to go and we cannot keep hold of a player who doesn’t want to be here,” the Frenchman said. “It’s a pity and I understand he wanted more playing time, as it’s difficult to get space in our midfield. We wish him all the best in his new adventure."

Garcia also said he was pleased with new signing Radja Nainggolan, who made his debut during the Round of 16 win. “Nainggolan can play in any midfield role,” he said. “With him there we can play with Miralem Pjanic in a more advanced position and Francesco Totti as trequartista. There are many possibilities with Radja.”

Next up for Roma in the Coppa Italia quarterfinal will be Serie A leader Juventus, which thumped the Giallorossi 3-0 at the Juventus Stadium on Sunday. “I don’t want any of my players talking about that match yet,” Garcia said. “What counts now is to win on Sunday against Genoa and then Livorno. We mustn’t keep this game in our heads, as it is not the right time.”

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