Thursday June 4 2020
Lazaro: 'I focus on Newcastle'

Inter loanee Valentino Lazaro wants to focus on concluding the campaign with Newcastle before deciding his own future.

The Magpies signed 24-year-old Lazaro on loan with an option to buy in January, but the Austrian doesn’t seem sure if he will stay in Tyneside.

“For now, I’m focused on the rest of the season,” Lazaro told SoccerBible on Instagram. “We will see about my future later.”

But the former Hertha BSC wingback only arrived at San Siro last summer and picks out his best moment with Inter so far, before adding that coach Antonio Conte manages to ‘get the best out of his players’.

“I think the first time as a starter at San Siro, in the match against Verona when I assisted Vecino.

“He [Conte] knows how to get the best out of every player. He makes sure you run and fight for him.”

Lazaro claimed the biggest difference between Italian and English football is mostly tactical.

“The biggest difference is on a tactical level. In Italy they do a lot of tactical work in training and you can see it during the matches.”

Lazaro concluded by addressing racism in football and added that it will require everyone to take action.

“I think if you want to fight racism, you have to start with every single person involved, whether it’s clubs, players or federations. Everyone must be responsible for their actions."

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