Roma defender Roger Ibanez was one of the protagonists in last night’s winning display at the Stadio Olimpico, helping the Giallorossi maintain a clean sheet and limiting the threat of Dusan Vlahovic and Angel Di Maria alongside Chris Smalling.
The Brazilian centreback emphasized the importance of defending as a team in his recent interview with Roma TV.
“It was a very difficult match but we achieved our goal. Roma must continue like this. We must continue to fight until the last second of each game,” he said.
“As I’ve always said, we have to start defending up front. If they do their job up front, it’s easier for us at the back. It’s important that we are all united, fighting for every ball. Thursday will be important because Europa League is our objective.”