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Roger Ibanez anticipates Europa League final, discusses Mourinho’s impact on Roma

Andy Mattioli
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Roma defender Roger Ibanez spoke with anticipation about the upcoming Europa League final and Jose Mourinho’s impact on the Giallorossi.

The Brazilian centreback said in an interview with ge.globo.com, “We know Sevilla are a great team and very difficult to deal with, but so are we. We know our potential and that’s what’s important. In this final, two big teams will compete.”

“I think the main feature of our team is the fighting spirit we show until the last minute, both on and off the field. Even in training we fight a lot. This is a characteristic that Mourinho gave us. We don’t stop until the final whistle.”

“Mourinho helped me grow a lot, he brought a lot of experience to the dressing room,” Ibanez continued. “He helped me a lot from a mental point of view, in the field even more. He’s a person who added a lot to my career, I can only thank him.”

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