Saturday October 1 2011
Behrami: 'Lotito wants to humiliate'

Fiorentina's Valon Behrami launched a scathing attack on Lazio President Claudio Lotito. “He wants to humiliate you.”

The former West Ham United man had a fractious rapport with Lotito during his time at the Stadio Olimpico and threatened to invoke Article 17 when trying to leave the club in the summer of 2008.

“The trouble with Lotito is that he isn't happy with just winning. He wants to humiliate you. I cannot have a rapport with someone like that,” Behrami told the Corriere dello Sport.

“I never changed my idea on Article 17, it's just that Lotito suddenly realised it was better to get as much money as possible out of my sale.

“I am not interested in anything Lazio do, as they are chaotic and don't seem to know what they're doing. How much have they lost with Mauro Zarate's move to Inter? Very little.”

On the other hand, the Swiss international had kind words for his current Viola set-up.

“Sinisa Mihajlovic is the most innovative Coach in Serie A, while the Della Valle brothers are gentlemen.”