Nainggolan unfazed by the whistles: “We are happy the qualification.”

Radja Nainggolan to SportMediaset after Roma’s draw and qualification in the Champions League Round of 16:

Roma qualified but there were boos at the end.
We created a lot but couldn’t finish. We have to be nastier, we tried to win. We are lucky, we just caught a break, but these matches are up for grabs. Now let’s stay positive. Whistling or no whistling we aren’t bothered, surely the fans are happy we qualified.

Were you scared in the first half?
I don’t think there was fear, we created and tried to play. We are confident, today we gave everything. Qualification is a good thing, now we have to work.

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