Garcia hoping to lead Giallorossi to an immediate return to Coppa Italia final.
AS Roma travel to the San Paolo on Wednesday night looking to preserve their slender 3-2 lead in their semi-final second leg clash against Napoli.
A brace courtesy of Gervinho and a stunning strike from Kevin Strootman saw the Giallorossi secure a win last week in Rome, although having been unable to prevent a mini-comeback from their rivals, the tie is evenly posed heading into the second encounter.
Coach Rudi Garcia insists that his team will play to win, as although there is a temptation to defend their lead, ultimately he has seen enough to suggest that his rivals will concede goals and aims to target their weaknesses.
Roma arrive in Naples following a goalless draw against city rivals Lazio on Sunday, and although the French tactician admitted that he was disappointed with the performance, he doesn’t believe it will effect them on Wednesday.
“We have to go there with confidence, we’re going to Naples to win, then we’ll see the game – we have strong ambition,” he said, as reported by Football Italia.
“We have two high-level teams, we’ve seen in the League and in the cup, we play to win, then we’ll see how the game goes, although it is better to win.”
Given the nature of the game, Garcia would arguably have liked to have had Radja Nainggolan available in order to add steel and defensive cover in midfield.
However, the Belgian is suspended for this clash which will likely see Miralem Pjanic feature alongside Kevin Strootman and Daniele De Rossi.
It is a relatively unchanged line-up for the visitors, who will ultimately rely on their midfield trio to dictate the tempo of the game by dominating possession, while Francesco Totti will be asked to pull the strings as Gervinho and Alessandro Florenzi provide the pace and movement up front.
Florenzi will likely play from the start given his tireless ability to track back, as although Garcia insists that Roma will be positive in their approach to the game, they will wary of disregarding their defensive responsibilities as just one goal could swing the tie in favour of Napoli.
Roma’s predicted line-up against Napoli: