In an otherwise disappointing evening for the Giallorossi, Italian fullback Leonardo Spinazzola finally got the chance to earn his first minutes of playing time since the injury he suffered in Euro 2020.
“I couldn’t wait,” he told DAZN after the game. “It’s important for me to play every minute of these few games that are left in the season.”
“Finally the moment I had been dreaming of for these 10 months came, I was happy.”
“The greatest happiness was getting back in the group, I felt like a footballer again.”
On Roma advancing to the Conference League final, he said, “I was hoping to get to the final for Roma, for the fans and for myself. Just hoping to play that final is important, it makes me feel myself again, I want to make a contribution to the team.”