Garcia not worried about Dzeko form

The striker has scored just one league goal in five games for Roma this season but his coach says it will take time for him to adapt

Rudi Garcia says he is unconcerned by Edin Dzeko’s lack of goals and remains confident the Roma striker will soon start finding the net on a regular basis.

Only five players have hit more shots than Dzeko in the opening five Serie A games of the season, yet the striker has scored just one goal following his transfer from Manchester City in the summer.

However, Garcia is adamant a run of form is around the corner and highlighted the need to be patient as he adapts to his new surroundings.

“He has always scored and Edin knows that the goals will come,” he told reporters. 

“Of course, the team must learn to play with him and he has to learn to play with his team-mates, but I have no worries.”

Roma have collected eight points from their first five games this term, having drawn with Sassuolo and lost to Sampdoria in their two most recent games.

Their inconsistent start leaves them ninth in Serie A and Garcia admitted he isn’t happy with his side’s lapses in concentration in defence.

“The table is not a problem yet, but if we keep losing points it can become one,” he added. For this reason, we have to beat Carpi on Saturday. 

“In the last two games we have made some individual mistakes that cost us so much. Only Kostas Manolas is 100 per cent sure of a role in the centre, but he cannot play every game.

“Only time will tell you what our best central pair is, while we develop.”

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