Douglas Costa: ‘Roma must be respected’

Juventus winger Douglas Costa calls Roma “a great team” but assures “we have the quality to win”.

The Giallorossi lost to Juve’s city rivals, Torino, in the Coppa Italia yesterday but the Brazilian expects a different performance on Saturday night.

“They’re a great team and we have huge respect for them,” Douglas Costa told Sky.

“It’s true that they lost in the Coppa Italia, but Saturday will be a different game and we’re expecting a different Roma.

“We absolutely want to win though, and we have the quality to win.”

The on-loan Bayern Munich man also discussed Serie A, and feels he has improved since joining the Bianconeri.

“I have grown a lot in the defensive phase and on the tactical side. Serie A is a different league to the the Bundesliga, and the one I played with Shakhtar [Donetsk].”