The Derby della Capitale is tomorrow night and Hernanes hopes Lazio can “use the rage” from their Europa League defeat to power them on.
That 2-0 defeat to Fenerbahce on Thursday evening is the reason this Serie A clash with Roma is pushed back to Monday evening. Click here for a match preview.
“We are really angry about the way the game went against Fenerbahce,” blasted Hernanes after a red card, a dubious penalty and more controversial incidents.
“Now we’ve got to focus solely on Roma and maybe use that rage in our favour. This game is too important for us and we have to face it with our heads held high, fully believing in our capabilities. If we do that, I am sure we’ve got a great chance of victory.
“This is the best opportunity for us to cancel out the Istanbul defeat and get kick-started again so we can then prepare for the second leg.”