Lazio man Lorik Cana dreams of a Turkish double this week, as he wants his side to beat Fenerbahce and Galatasaray to upset Real Madrid.
The Albanian international played at Galatasaray in 2010-11 and so is familiar with Lazio’s Europa League opponents.
“I want to win for our fans,” he told fotospor.com. “I am also a Galatasaray fan, so I would love for them to get a result against Real Madrid tonight. I hope the fans of Lazio and Galatasaray can celebrate.
“It is going to be a difficult game, because Fenerbahce are a strong side who deserve to reach the Europa League quarter-finals.
“It will require a great away performance, as Fenerbahce can count on their supporters, whereas in the second leg we have to play behind closed doors.
“Our objective is to go as far as possible in this tournament.”
Lazio have to play in an empty Stadio Olimpico, completing the two-match ban handed down by UEFA after persistent incidents of racist abuse.
Meanwhile, there were a few hiccups for the Biancocelesti as they set out for Turkey today.
Alvaro Gonzalez had to meet his teammates at the airport rather than the Formello training ground after his car broke down. He made it with only 20 minutes to spare.
There were also concerns for Edy Onazi, who forgot his passport.