The Roman Psychology

With Roma losing their intensity as Juventus press on, Mina Rzouki questions Rudi Garcia’s psychological handling of his side.

Rudi Garcia has proved to be a sporting and psychological masterstroke for Roma. Arriving at a club infamous for overwhelming pressure, he set about changing mentalities and restoring confidence after a torrid season that saw the side finish a disappointing 2012-13 campaign with defeat in the Coppa Italia Final to Lazio. He embraced the veterans, nurtured the youngsters and instilled discipline. His players believed again and played accordingly, challenging Juventus for the Scudetto last season until the final weeks.

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