Roma boss Rudi Garcia has admitted only a win will do when his side face lowly Cesena on Wednesday evening.
Despite an excellent start to the campaign, the Giallorossi currently find themselves on a rare run of poor form, winning just once in their last five matches, which includes a 3-2 defeat to Serie A leaders Juventus and a humiliating 7-1 home loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Those results mean they are now 11.00 to win Group E ahead of the Germans.
Roma are three points behind the Bianconeri in the table so it is vital that they keep the pressure on their rivals and will expect to pick up all three points against 17th-placed Cesena, with them currently priced at 1.18 for the victory, the draw 6.94 and the visitors a sizable 15.00.
Pierpaolo Bisoli’s men themselves have struggled in recent times, winning just once in the league so far this term and could be in for a long season after last year’s promotion from Serie B.
Garcia has already revealed that he plans to rotate his players for Wednesday but insists he will not use that as an excuse and says his team must claim all three points against the Seahorses.
“We need to return to winning ways in the League,” he told a press conference. “Sometimes when you’re playing away from home a draw can be a good result, but tomorrow we’re in front of our own fans.
“With all due respect to Cesena, we have to win tomorrow. We are focused on this game because the next game is always the most important.”