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Roma coach Rudi Garcia is determined to keep his team's training sessions secret and is on the lookout for spies at Trigoria.

Roma boss Rudi Garcia fears that other clubs may spy on his Serie A leading side's training sessions and is stepping up security at their Trigoria training ground.

The capital club have had a magnificent start to the season and won a record-breaking 10 consecutive games to begin their campaign.

But Torino stopped the run by earning a 1-1 draw last week and it seems that Roma tactician Garcia is worried that their Serie A rivals are learning how to play against the Lupi.

Garcia is known to be very secretive about his training methods, but according to Il Tempo he is taking new precautions to ensure there is no espionage.

The Roman newspaper insists that the French coach has asked to increase the height of the fences at Trigoria and to fill in some of the gaps in the walls with concrete to deter prying eyes.

Having previously worked in France where the media spotlight is less intense, Garcia has remarked in the past that he has been shocked and frustrated by the level of press intrusion in club matters.

As well as plotting to create a fortress at the training ground, Garcia has previously asked for co-operation from the media in keeping quiet about what takes place within the confines of Trigoria.

"Trigoria is like Swiss cheese - it's full of holes," he said. "I can go online when I'm on the training ground and read about what we are doing. If opponents know what we are doing then that could cost us a match."

Roma face lowly Sassuolo at the Stadio Olimpico this weekend and are overwhelming favourites to return to winning ways.

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