Saturday September 23 2017
Mauricio 'happy' at Lazio recall

Lazio are adding Mauricio back into their Serie A squad due to the centre-back shortage. “I am very happy.”

The Aquile started the season very strongly, but the 4-1 defeat to Napoli on Wednesday evening highlighted serious problems in defence.

During that game alone, they lost Stefan de Vrij, Bastos and Dusan Basta, while Wallace is already out for a month.

Mauricio had originally been dropped from the squad this season, as he was awaiting a transfer following his loan spell at Spartak Moscow.

However, with the emergency situation at the back, Simone Inzaghi has recalled Mauricio in place of youth team player Luca Crecco.

“I am very happy,” the 29-year-old Brazilian told reporters as he arrived for his medical this morning.

The situation is so bad that Mauricio could even be in the starting XI against Verona tomorrow.

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