Tuesday April 19 2011
Hernanes to complete adaptation

Lazio midfield playmaker Hernanes admits he is yet to completely adapt to the Italian game.

The Brazil international has still made a real impact, scoring nine goals in Serie A in his first season.

"I am still not totally adapted to the Italian championship," Hernanes said.

"It's not easy like in Brazil where I know all the grounds and the way each team plays."

Asked about his ambitions, Hernanes replied: "I had the opportunity to return to the international set up after a long time against France, but then that ugly incident happened and I was sent off.

"I will never commit a mistake of that nature again. I am convinced that I will have another chance.

"Mano Menezes loves offensive players with good feet in midfield. His style guarantees me other opportunities."

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