Sunday December 10 2017
Inzaghi praises Lucas impact

Simone Inzaghi praises the impact of Lucas Leiva at Lazio since his summer arrival from Liverpool.

The 30-year-old arrived in Rome as a replacement for outgoing captain Lucas Biglia and has played a key role in the Biancocelesti’s excellent season so far.

“He is a very important player for us,” Inzaghi said of the Brazilian at a Press conference.

“I knew he would help us but coming from another League I thought it might take a little more time for him to adjust.”

The Lazio boss hailed Leiva’s attitude and willingness to learn Italian quickly as key reasons behind his rapid acclimatisation.

“Since pre-season training I saw immediately that he was learning the language and understanding our football.

“I compliment [Igli] Tare, he talked about the player for one year before we signed him.”

Lucas has made 17 appearances for Lazio so far his season, scoring one goal.