“We have done it to a spin of 16 and will play Porto on Tuesday. It will be a formidable diversion and we will do a best to win. we wish we can kick them and compare or even transcend a success we had final year. We wish to strech a quarter-finals; we showed that we could do this final year by reaching a semi-finals and knocking out Barcelona. We can also do a same this year.”
International: 10 appearances, 4 goals
UEFA bar competition: 15 appearances, 4 goals
European domestic competition: 141 appearances, 30 goals
“Every footballer’s dream is to play in a Champions League. As a child, we could usually watch a initial halves of a games shown during 21:45 in Turkey; we would have to go to bed before a second half. The many noted diversion for me was a 2005 Liverpool v AC Milan final that finished 3-3 and afterwards went to penalties. It was a unequivocally large compare that was played in Istanbul.
“Before we came here [in a summer of 2017] we was in pre-season with Başakşehir in Slovenia. we was watchful for some news from my representative during a night and could not nap after we had perceived it. we had to lapse to Istanbul in a morning to container my bags and fly out to Rome. we was intensely nervous. One of my biggest dreams was to play in one of Europe’s biggest teams and we was means to spin this into a existence by signing for Roma.
“When we initial arrived, a group were on debate in a United States and we stayed in Rome since we didn’t have a visa. we was going to have my initial training event and [sporting director] Monchi asked me to come into a changing room. When we arrived, Francesco Totti was there, and we felt unequivocally nervous. We took a design and we when we got behind home we put that design adult on amicable media. He is each footballer’s idol, including mine.
“I wish we could have played together. He is a actor that fans would go to games to watch. Totti is always partial of a team, it is good to see him. He always speaks to me and has a good attribute with everyone. He smiles when he sees me and calls me a goalscorer. That’s unequivocally nice.
“When we initial came to a Serie A, we unequivocally struggled. After a initial 6 months, we started to solemnly know [the language] a bit some-more though it still isn’t great. When we initial arrived, we wouldn’t know a things [coach Eusebio Di Francesco] would say. He would come adult to me and uncover me what he wanted from me. This authorised me to solemnly start to know a complement of a team. we would always do what he showed me to do; we continue to perform in a approach he wants me to.
“I feel unequivocally unapproachable to be during one of a biggest clubs in Europe. we have a whole of Turkey behind me and we will continue to be successful with their continued support. Right now we am 21, and we am happy to have done it to a semi-finals in my initial year of Champions League football. we am still immature and we trust we will grasp good things in a destiny and we wish to be means to lift a Champions League prize one day.”