Pointless to start championship in August, says Roma coach

(AGI) Rome, Sept 16 - Beginning Italy's football championshipon August 30 is pointless, Roma coach Rudi Garcia said onTuesday, the day before his team's first Champions League matchagainst CSKA Moscow. "We played one match against Fiorentina,then 16 players went to play in the national team and came backback only two days before we faced Empoli, now the ChampionsLeague games are coming up. This is a benefit for the players,they have already played seven games, but I'm not worried. Myboys are all at 100 percent, and they are ready to play 90 or

(AGI) Rome, Sept 16 - Beginning Italy's football championshipon August 30 is pointless, Roma coach Rudi Garcia said onTuesday, the day before his team's first Champions League matchagainst CSKA Moscow. "We played one match against Fiorentina,then 16 players went to play in the national team and came backback only two days before we faced Empoli, now the ChampionsLeague games are coming up. This is a benefit for the players,they have already played seven games, but I'm not worried. Myboys are all at 100 percent, and they are ready to play 90 oreven 95 minutes if necessary. We must do everything we can towin," he told a press conference on the eve of the ChampionsLeague match. (AGI) . .