Juan Jesus: «I still don’t understand why Spalletti wanted me. Nobody believed me anymore”
«I wish to be an instance to my kids and a greater particular person than successful titles. Every at times I stroll barefoot, I wish to be in contact with the world”
Db Milan 19/12/2021 – Serie A soccer match / Milan-Naples / photograph Daniele Buffa / Image Sport within the photograph: Nunes Jesus Juan Guilherme
Napoli defender Juan Jesus talks about him in a video revealed by Napoli on his YouTube channel. He does this via photos, telling every part that the images produce.
First he talks about Belo Horizonte, the town the place he was born.
“Belo Horizonte is the town the place I used to be born, the place I grew up till the age of 14, the place I began taking part in soccer, the place I’ve my household and the place the meals is nice. It is a metropolis that could be very near my coronary heart, the individuals are very sort just like the Neapolitans. It’s dwelling, however Italy is now dwelling too. I went there now on trip to see household, I used to be there for 12 days and I took my son, as a result of the final time he was very younger. At this time he met his cousins, he performed soccer with no footwear like I used to do once I was a toddler. Having a household to recharge the batteries is essential. In Brazil we all the time performed soccer barefoot on the street, though the roads have been tough and the vehicles passing by, we had lots of enjoyable.. Today once I go to inform Juan Jesus who performed somewhat soccer that he has fulfilled his dream, he’s taking part in soccer, I did not count on it, I all the time dreamed of the bottom, I considered taking part in within the crew, then Holland after which again. to Brazil, however thank God my profession has all the time been excessive, I’ve performed in huge groups like Inter, Rome and Naples right this moment. I can thank everybody who helped me develop, even my previous associates who helped me get right here. My son could not imagine that I grew up there, he noticed how a lot I struggled to get to the place I’m right this moment, how a lot I sacrificed. Sometimes outsiders don’t notice what we have been via, they solely see the top, not the start. I confirmed my kids many issues to show them that with out sacrifice nothing is feasible”.
“Italy right this moment is like my second dwelling, I’ve been right here for 11 years, I’m additionally taking an Italian passport, and I’m an Italian citizen. I lived in stunning cities, Milan, the town of style, Rome, the Eternal City and Naples… Naples has the ocean, the individuals, every part. Italy is superb. In Sardinia I all the time go on trip, it is usually protected to relaxation. Italy is my dwelling and I’m very glad there. I assumed I’d find yourself in Holland as a result of often from Mineiro we went to Holland or France. I took one other route, to Italy, to Inter. Then in Rome, then right here ».
Juan Jesus speaks about his kids:
“My kids, Sofia, Eduardo and little Maya are my jewels, I struggle each day to do every part for them. I’ve to be an instance to them each day, I attempt to train them in addition to I can. Fortunately they’ve a unique life from me and my brothers , however regardless of this they struggle for his or her research, that are all the time first. Everything I do is for them. They give me the energy to work extra, to be an instance to them. I wish to be a greater father and a greater particular person than simply successful titles. They are very cussed, like me. It could also be improper but it surely does not damage. And then all of us have the identical eyes, on this they resemble me ».
“Mr. Spalletti is an individual who has helped me so much, he additionally wanted me at Inter. When I used to be at Inter, Mancini wanted to maintain me, however Spalletti wanted me extra in Rome, who was doing very nicely on the time. Inter was like my first buddy, I’ve lots of respect for the Inter followers and the crew, however I wanted one thing else. That time I made a decision to vary as a result of I wanted one thing else, I had good and dangerous instances at Inter. I grew to become extra mature due to them. We had two nice years with the coach they usually gave me one other probability at Naples. Without him I would not be right here. I still don’t understand why they need me, with no comma and why, with out taking part in two years in Rome. I did not argue, I’ve revered even my associates. The instructor gave me an opportunity when nobody else believed in me and I answered him pondering clearly. Last yr I had one in all my finest seasons. I’ll all the time thank Spalletti for the chance he gave me and that nobody else wanted to present me ».
On his grilling preferences:
“I’m an knowledgeable on meals by now, I had Allisson from Liverpool who was an knowledgeable. I solely eat barbecue when now we have a time without work, one occurred two weeks in the past ».
Juan Jesus mentioned that he likes to be alone.
«I all the time need to be alone with nature, it helps me to decrease my power. Every at times I stroll barefoot and Spalletti tells me to ‘put your footwear on’, however I’ve to the touch the bottom even for 20-Half-hour.. Today we stay within the age of expertise, we all the time have a telephone, it’s good to get away from every part even for a short while to seek out peace and quiet and return to your self ».
He talks about his relationship with social media:
“I feel I’ve a really clear picture on tv, I don’t present what I’m not: I’m the identical and I’m the identical right here. I don’t have two faces or filters. We are utilizing social media in our work however I wish to give recommendation to younger individuals: generally it’s dangerous to remain on the telephone and on TV. It is a false life, use it however fastidiously ».
Finally, about Naples.
«Naples is a thousand colours, it’s a metropolis that welcomed me from the primary day I arrived. It felt such as you have been in Brazil the place individuals have been glad, useful and made you are feeling comfy. We play within the metropolis crew, everybody loves Naples from grandparents to canines to uncles. When we win, we really feel the power wanted for the town. However, after we lose, we really feel dangerous when everyone seems to be silent. Naples is the town of the center, I really feel at dwelling ».