The Brazilian centre-back has joined Napoli on a free transfer this summer and signed a one-year contract with an option for a further year with the Partenopei.
Juan Jesus, capped four times by Brazil, has spent four years at Roma after joining from Inter in July 2016.
The 30-year-old has played 182 times in Serie A but struggled with playing time in in recent years, but claimed he doesn’t understand why he only appeared only nine times in total during Serie A 2019-20 and 2020-21.
“I honestly don’t know why I played so little,” Juan Jesus told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli. “I was never injured, there were so many reports claiming I was injured, but it was not true.
“They had to say something. I have nothing against Roma. I’m just saying what happened, the facts. Everyone who knows me, knows me as a person and as a professional. I have always done what’s asked of me.
“I went to training first and left last. If we look at the games I have played, I have always given my contribution, I have never gained weight, which is something that could happen to those who don’t play.”
— Pasquale Salvione (@salvione) September 9, 2021