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Roma defender Roger Ibanez: We don't need to show off for Mourinho

Roma defender Roger Ibanez insists it's enough to play for the shirt tonight against Manchester United.

Ahead of their Europa League semifinal second-leg, Ibanez was asked if he would be seeking to impress incoming coach Jose Mourinho.

“No, we play every game for us and for the Roma jersey," he said.

"We will always do that, not to show off to a new coach. We always feel responsibility to honour the jersey and make the fans proud."

Ibanez continued: “Tomorrow is important for us, we want to play with the same attitude as always.

“It's a different game, because we have to come back, but nothing is impossible in football and we'll try to give our all."

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