Juan Jesus: “We did well defensively.”

Juan Jesus to Roma TV after Roma’s 1-1 draw with Porto:

Roma tried for a half hour to make a game but then ended having to show character.
Yes, a lot of grit and character. I think that Rome will go very far.

Today you have started as a fullback then moved to center.
Yes, I played in three positions tonight. But what matters is helping the team do well.

What do you expect in the return leg?
It will be an important match, we will count on our fans so that Porto will feel their pressure and we will try to play our game as we did for 40 minutes here.

What did Spalletti say at half time?
To continue playing. We did well in defense, we conceded a penalty but beyond that we weren’t at risk.

Was it an expensive (energy wise) match ahead of Saturday’s match against Udinese?
We always have to impose ourselves at a high rhythm. Today we did so and we will do it on Saturday to give us confidence ahead of the return leg.

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