AS Roma manager Rudi Garcia says his team must focus on the next game against Bologna if they want to continue the winning streak that has them on top of the Serie A standings. Garcia also paid tribute to captain Francesco Totti on his 37th birthday.
There was a sense of celebration around the Roma training complex, Trigoria, on Friday (27th September) as captain Francesco Totti turned 37 in what has been a historic week for the giallorossi.
A 2-0 win at Sampdoria on Wednesday (25th September) continued Roma's winning start to the season, and left them alone at the top of the Serie A table following Napoli's surprise 1-1 draw at home to Sassuolo, adding to the festive feel around the Roman side.
With a group of fans standing outside the complex to wish Totti happy birthday - some having travelled from as far as England - manager Rudi Garcia paid tribute to the club's captain.
With this weekend's game against Genoa approaching, Garcia tried to down play the euphoria surrounding the team following their best ever start to a Serie A season.
The capital club has won its opening five matches for the first time in their history and moved two points clear of Napoli and Juventus in the Italian title race.
This led Garcia to tell reporters that the biggest worry now is his team losing some of its focus.