Jordan Veretout in awe of Mourinho and grateful to Roma fans

Andy Mattioli

French midfielder Jordan Veretout released an interview to Telefoot ahead of tonight’s Derby della Capitale. The player shared his thoughts on the emotions leading up to the derby, the relationship between club and fans and the impact Mourinho has had on the team.

On the fans:

“They give the club a lot of love, it’s wonderful. We try to stay close to them and return this love.”

On the derby:

“It will be exciting. We will give our all, we will try to win this match for the coach.”

On Mourinho:

“He’s built different. We really feel him behind us, he wants us to do well. It is up to us to stick to his teachings and go as far as possible.”

On the team:

“I think we have what it takes to achieve something. If I came to Roma, it was to win a Scudetto. A cup, or something even more beautiful.”

On the first call-up and match appearance for the French national team:

“It is symbolic, especially because there is a date and September 1 is the date of my daughter’s birth. It was a very nice day for me.”

“I have often been told: ‘You are 28 years old’. I replied: ‘As long as I am a footballer, I want to wear this shirt’. When you wear it once, you want to come back as quickly as possible.”

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