Juan Iturbe: Roma is the team I wanted most

Roma’s Juan Manuel Iturbe spoke with Roma TV this afternoon

Why did you choose Roma?
“I think that Roma has done good things, they’re the team I wanted most, Garcia talked a lot with my agent to get me to come here and I loved it.”

What effect did the Roma fans have?
“It’s beautiful. I’ve also played at River Plate but I think that the curva of Roma is really beautiful.”

What do you tell the fans on the street?
“They have so much confidence in me, I have to go slowly, I have to learn many things in the manager’s scheme. I’m quiet, but the people help me so much.”

Emotions on your debut?
“I think that Roma has a beautiful curva, it’s important to us, the fans were with us. Winning against Fiorentina was important.”

What did it mean to begin with a victory?
“It was important to win. They are also strong. Starting on the right foot is good for the season.”

What is the goal of the team?
“Juve are strong but we’re working, as always, to do well, I think we can do a lot of good things this season.”

Many teams did well in the transfer market…
“Inter and Milan did well, this season it will not be easy for us against Juventus and the other teams.”

What about you as a person…
“I think I’m calm, I’m cheerful…I like to laugh with my teammates.”

Is there any teammate who has helped you acclimate the most?
“I had no problems with the language because I understand, but I’m close with the Argentine Paredes and Sanabria.”

Now there is Empoli: what kind of game will it be?
“Empoli has the desire to win and stay in Serie A, all the matches are important.”

The Editor of RomaPress.us, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including ASRoma.com, EuroFantasyLeague.com, and ESPN.