Roger Ibanez makes Brazil debut: “I owe this to Roma and Mourinho.”

Andy Mattioli

Roma defender Roger Ibanez made his official debut for Brazilian national team in last night’s 5-1 win over Tunisia. The 23-year-old centre-back sounded ecstatic in his post-match interview with Mola.

“This is an unforgettable feeling. It was a beautiful first game for me. I don’t have any words for my debut, it was a great personal moment,” he said.

“Mourinho’s impact on me counts for a lot of my being here. Now, I am going back to Roma and I will be ready, I know it.”

“I owe this debut to Roma, because it depends on the club whether I play or not. I am forever grateful to the club,” he concluded.

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