Wednesday January 27 2021
Tare explains Musacchio pick

Lazio director Igli Tare is focused on the Coppa Italia and explains why Lazio chose Mateo Musacchio to strengthen their defence.

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“This evening is one of our objectives for the season, as the Coppa Italia is important to Lazio and we won it recently, so we’ll give our all to go through.”

Musacchio completed his transfer from Milan to Lazio this afternoon for a reported €1m.

“He brings experience. It was a difficult choice, because we needed someone who was ready to play and already knew Italian football.

“We chose Musacchio also because getting him to settle in quickly is going to be much easier than bringing in alternatives from abroad.”

The Aquile needed someone available immediately because Luiz Felipe Ramos is out for several weeks following ankle surgery.