Rudi Garcia proud of "pyrrhic" Roma victory

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Roma coach Rudi Garcia described tonight's 2-0 win over Napoli as "pyrrhic" after Francesco Totti and Gervinho picked up injuries.

Roma boss Rudi Garcia has insisted that their record-equalling 2-0 win over Napoli tonight has come at a heavy cost.

The Giallorossi become only the fourth side in Serie A history to win their opening eight games of the season in succession, thanks to a brace from Miralem Pjanic.

Francesco Totti and Gervinho both suffered injuries during a hard-fought clash, with Garcia admitting that the victory was somewhat tainted as a result, described the win as "pyrrhic".

He told Sky Sport Italia: "I am happy with the win, but it was a pyrrhic victory, as we lost Totti and Gervinho. They are muscular problems and will require further tests.

"Nonetheless, I am happy because we won and in a tough game like this you need to take every chance on set plays.

"Tonight Totti's Roma matched Michel Platini's Juventus under the gaze of Diego Maradona. I am very proud to have contributed to that."

Tonight's win takes Roma five points clear at the top of Serie A, with 22 goals scored and just conceded in eight games.

Roma's Mehdi Amine Benatia celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal against Sampdoria during their Serie A match on September 25, 2013
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