"They don't come along very often, so it was very nice to see the ball hit the back of the net," he told whufc.com. "In my eyes, it doesn't matter if it's a friendly or a league game, it's always nice to get on the scoresheet, and it's been a while since my last goal!
"Sometimes the plan at corners is for me to spin round the back and hopefully get on any flick-ons or knock-downs, but this time Freddie was putting a few balls to the back post and after going close on a couple of occasions, I managed to get my head on one and it was lovely to see the ball hit the back of the net."
The Northern Ireland international defender added: "Roma are a top team who prove that every year in Serie A, and it was always going to be a tough game.
"They were up for it - you could tell that in the first half with the way they were passing the ball and moving quickly.
"In the second half, though, we closed them down a bit better and moved the ball well ourselves, and I thought we deserved the win in the end."