Hernanes could make a quick recovery to feature in Lazio’s final crunch match with Inter. “We have the chance to achieve our objective.”
The Brazilian midfielder had been ruled out for the rest of the season by a thigh strain, but is recovering faster than expected.
“I am happy that I can be at the team’s disposal for this decisive game against Inter,” Hernanes told Brazilian newspaper Gazeta Esportiva.
“On Sunday it will be an important match and we have the chance to reach our objective for the season.”
Both sides are still in the running for a place in the Champions League, but more realistically are going head-to-head over the Europa League preliminary rounds.
The side that qualifies for the competition at the lowest level would have to start from the third preliminary round on August 2.
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