Roma's Garcia targets European return
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Roma coach Rudi Garcia has set his sights on taking the club back into European competition after a sparkling start to his spell in charge.
Garcia, 49, left Lille -- whom he steered to a French domestic double in 2010-11 -- to take over in the Eternal City in the summer.
He has led his new side to four wins from four Serie A matches, and paid tribute to the impact made by 36-year-old striker Francesco Totti after the weekend's derby victory over Lazio.
But he told RTL that Europe, rather than a title tilt, was the main priority, saying: "You mustn't forget that Roma hasn't been in European competition for two years. We have to get back into Europe at the season's end.
"Also, I'm not the least ambitious person, but I don't think it's necessary to add to the pressure. There are some big clubs in Italy. We'll see what we're capable of achieving.
"But it's true that the start of the season has given everyone confidence, to the players and myself, which is the most important thing -- but also to the supporters and the board, who deserve it."
Roma icon Francesco Totti helped set up one of his team's goals in the derby win, and the former Italy international has been in all Garcia's line-ups so far.
"Francesco is a legend -- but his legend continues to be written, that's what's fantastic," the coach said. "He has just extended his contract by two seasons. He's had the same club throughout his career, and he's a world-class player.
"For me, he's the greatest player I've ever had at my disposal. He's one of the greats in the history of football."