Veretout enthusiastic about match vs Zorya

Jordan Veretout joined manager Jose Mourinho in today’s press conference to preview Thursday’s Conference League clash vs Zorya Luhansk.

The French midfielder was asked about the approach to tomorrow’s game:

“We know it is a very important match for us. We play the Conference League to win it and losing tomorrow would mean dropping out of the competition. We play it as a final, with enthusiasm and the will to win the game.”

On his plans for the future:

“The first objective is to win with Roma and play for the national team.”

“I’m happy I got called up and now I want to do well with Roma and win something and go as far as possible. My agent and the club are in contact, they know what to do. I am a Romanista and I want to stay here.”

On playing as a mezz’ala:

“I can play as a mezz’ala, I like it. It allows me to go further up the pitch and attack the depth.”

“I also like to play in the middle. I play where the coach asks me to play.”

On being unavailable for Torino due to suspension:

“I started the season well, but over the course of the last month I didn’t play as well as I did before.”

“It’s difficult to play them all at the same level. Now I have recovered well and I am physically better than a month ago. It’s a shame I won’t be there against Torino, but we think about tomorrow which is important.”

“I’ll rest for a while, but Bologna will arrive immediately, so it’s not a problem. But we are focused on tomorrow which is a final for us. We want to play a great match.”