Sunday June 9 2013
Petkovic: 'Lazio will strengthen'

Vladimir Petkovic is confident Lazio are strengthening. “Hernanes and Federico Marchetti stay, while Felipe Anderson isn’t our only buy.”

The Biancocelesti won the Coppa Italia and hope to build on that success next season.

“I do not fear losing any of my star players,” the Coach told Mediaset Premium.

“Hernanes and Marchetti will stay with us here at Lazio. Felipe Anderson? He will not be our only buy. There will be other arrivals because we want to complete the squad so we can be competitive on three fronts.

“We need to improve both quality and quantity so that I can rotate the squad more and allow some players to rest.”

The Aquile have already snapped up Bryan Perea for €2.5m from Deportivo Cali and are set to sign Brazilian Felipe Anderson from Santos.

“Perea is a young and interesting player, very quick and powerful who can play as a support striker or a centre-forward.”

Petkovic was asked about the transfer rumours surrounding Juventus hitman Alessandro Matri.

“He is a good player who already proved his worth in Serie A, but I don’t think with his price-tag he could come to Lazio.”

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