Roma midfielder Javier Pastore spoke to Sky Sport following the Giallorossi’s 2-1 victory over Milan tonight in the Italian capital. Here’s what the ex-PSG man had to say:
How satisfying is it to feel good and play in three consecutive matches in a row?
The most important thing is that I feel good physically. I managed to play three matches in a row after a long time. It was important to do well – the team is helping me and I am happy for the three points, which we needed so much.
What is the meaning of this evening?
The important thing was to create many opportunities. We could have killed the match off sooner. We had a good match, we ran a lot, Milan attacked more in the second half but we knew how to manage things. The important thing was to win and stay near the top of the table.
Did it help that Fonseca said you are an important player for him?
Yes, very much – but I don’t think much about what he says to the media or in public. I only think about what he tells me at training. He was always by my side as well as all the staff when they arrived, he knew that my situation was not easy since I had no continuity. They have managed me great, I feel good and I will try to reciprocate by giving everything on the pitch.
You’re even more united after this series of injuries.
It’s a huge merit to the manager. Even in the moments where we won, he always held meetings telling us he wanted a winning side with a strong and united mentality. This group is extraordinary, we all get on really well. In the last few matches, a completely new team has been seen. The important thing is that the manager is behind us as always.