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Roma were unlucky not to beat Manchester United and earned their win over European champions Real Madrid, but equally they deserved to lose against Inter in their final fixture.
So in footballing terms, was the competition a success or a failure for Roma? Losing to a Serie A rival, even in a friendly, will worry Garcia because his side were so clearly superior to Inter last year, and he'll be desperate to make sure that they don't regress, or allow the other Italian sides to gain ground.
Another worry will be the fact that Francesco Totti remains the most effective player in his attack.
Totti started the Inter game on the bench but when called upon was able to test the Nerazzurri defence more than his teammates had, and his clever dummy with four minutes to go—the 18-year-old Antonio Sanabria couldn't convert the chance—was the Giallorossi's brightest moment.
Having such an iconic, and talented, player on the teamsheet is, of course, a positive for the manager, but Garcia will still undoubtedly wish that one of his younger charges would step up to shoulder more of the creative burden when Roma are on the back-foot.
Speaking to the press after the Inter game (here in English via Goal.com's Dejan Kalinic), Garcia was critical about his side's performance and clearly concerned about the work still needed before the new league campaign. He told reporters:
Everyone could've done better today and we should've moved the ball around much faster. We had too many touches, making our play predictable and easy to read.
We played against a well-organised Inter side and never managed to catch them out of position. This must act as a real warning for the team. It's a friendly, fine, but when we are in a competitive match we cannot play like this.
There was almost nothing positive. It's a very long road before we can be ready for the start of the season.
On the plus side, the Frenchman got to see plenty of his new signings and can be positive about how they're settling in and improving his side.
Youth team products Arturo Calabresi and Michele Somma got game time, and Ashley Cole, Juan Iturbe, Salih Ucan, Leandro Paredes, Urby Emanuelson, Seydou Keita and the aforementioned Sanabria all looked in decent shape, and there's no question that Garcia's squad is a lot stronger ahead of the upcoming campaign than it was this time last year.
Colin O'Brien lives and works in Rome, covering Italian football. You can contact him on Twitter here: