Luis Alberto claims Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi “told me I could play every game” after his goal against Vitesse on Thursday.
Luis Alberto’s volley earned Lazio a 1-1 draw to preserve their unbeaten run of form in the Europa League, and the attacker revealed he took the match-ball home for his daughter, despite not scoring a hat-trick.
“This goal means so much, even for my family,” he said after the final whistle.
“I took the ball home, it was for my daughter. Among the oldest on the pitch? No, I was just older. I’m happy for Murgia, Palombi and Miceli. We hope Nani’s injury isn’t serious.
“I can play anywhere, I can adapt. We played better after Inzaghi made Murgia a ‘regista’.
“Fiorentina? I expect a beautiful match. For us, it’ll be important to win and stay near the top.
“How do I feel? Good. I talk to Inzaghi a lot and I have his confidence. He told me I could play every game.”
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