Lazio captain Stefano Mauri has praised Cristian Brocchi, after the 37-year-old announced his retirement from the game.
The veteran midfielder called it a day after failing to recover from a long-term metatarsal injury.
And his Biancocelesti teammate has claimed that he will be sorely missed.
“I am sad to hear of the retirement of my friend Brocchi,” he told the club's official website.
“His career has been an example to follow.
“We will miss the warrior.
“Good luck my friend.”
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