Wednesday February 6 2013
Saha: 'I'm here to help Lazio'

Louis Saha has been presented to the media as a new Lazio player, wearing shirt Number 28. “I am very happy to be here and want to give my best.”

The striker was able to sign outside the January transfer window because he terminated his contract with Sunderland on January 31.

“I am very happy to be here at this big club,” declared the 34-year-old Frenchman.

“I have found a great group and working with them will be a real pleasure for me. I want to give my best. I am here to help the team during this injury and I’m happy to do it.

“I know on Saturday it will be a big game against Napoli and I am here to help. In life you must always try to give your best. I am a very competitive person, so the important thing is to always do better.

“This is a great team and a great country. I am happy to be here.”

President Claudio Lotito and Coach Vladimir Petkovic were also at the Press conference.

“Saha is a person who can give a great contribution to this club,” said President Lotito.

“His history speaks for him and he has come to Lazio with great motivation. He can help us reach our objectives as we deal with a few injuries.

“He is not the only new signing, as we have already secured Colombian Bryan Perea for next season.”

Former Manchester United striker Saha was drafted in after a knee injury ruled Miroslav Klose out for two months.

“Saha is not just a replacement for Klose,” insisted Coach Petkovic. “When the German returns, we will have more options available to us. His arrival makes us even more competitive.”