Lazio midfield playmaker Hernanes insists he is happy at the club, but claims the cold temperatures in Rome at this time of year have taken him by surprise.
The 25-year-old Brazil international has proven to be a revelation since his arrival from Sao Paulo in the summer, inspiring Lazio to second place in Serie A.
"As soon as I finish training I go back to my family," Hernanes told globoesporte.com.
"We are at home and play with the kids also because the cold has arrived in Rome. It's 8 or 9 degrees."
Hernanes did clarify that there are many things he likes about living in the Eternal City, such as the food.
"Italian cuisine is very good. I love spaghetti with sauce. A Roman friend is teaching me how to prepare a risotto with cheese.
"But whenever I am nostalgic for our cuisine, I go to a Brazilian restaurant here in Rome. The owner is a Lazio fan.
"La Picanha (a Brazilian meat dish) is really good," he concluded.
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