Tuesday February 23 2021
Luis Alberto: 'I'm happy at Lazio'

Midfielder Luis Alberto said he’s ‘happy’ at Lazio, admitted he regretted to have ‘forced the return’ from surgery and looks forward to facing Bayern Munich.

Ahead of the big game against Die Roten in the last 16 of the Champions League, Luis Alberto spoke to Marca about the dispute with patron Claudio Lotito, his future at the Olimpico and the return from the operation in January.

“I’m getting back in shape,” Luis Alberto told Marca. “I forced myself to return because I was in a good moment and I didn’t get back to the top.

“After the match against Atalanta, I regretted it because the wound opened up.”

The Spanish midfielder said the Aquile ‘have to beat the best’ to advance in the Champions League and looks forward to the match against Bayern Munich.

“Nobody thinks we are favourites, but we have our chances,” he said. “We like teams that attack and concede space.

“To go far, we must beat the best. The team are happy again and we have to continue like this.”

Luis Alberto then spoke about the dispute he had with President Lotito.

“It was resolved in the way it had to be resolved,” he revealed. “I make myself available for [coach Simone] Inzaghi and [assistant Angelo] Peruzzi and no one can blame me for my sacrifice.”

He added that he enjoys his time at Lazio, when asked about his future in Rome.

“I’m happy at Lazio. If the club decides to sell me, that’s another story. As long as I have a contract with the Biancocelesti, I want to do my best.”