Saturday November 12 2011
Hernanes: "Lazio up for Scudetto"

Hernanes is relishing international duty with Brazil, though he warns Serie A that “Lazio are in the Scudetto race.”

The Biancocelesti are currently joint top of the table with Udinese, although Juventus and Napoli have a game in hand.

“The basic squad remained from last season and we knew that we could only improve with the arrival of Miroslav Klose, Djibril Cissè, Senad Lulic and Federico Marchetti,” he told the Gazzetta dello Sport.

“Now Lazio are in the Scudetto race too. I always want to improve, do not set limits nor plan objectives. I always want more. I can feel that I’m doing better and obviously it’s pleasing to think I can get even stronger.”

Hernanes returned to the Brazil side and scored in a friendly against Gabon, though he plays in a different role there.

“It’s true, I do start wide, but it is not to be a winger. I begin from there to then find space in the middle, but I move the way I want to. In fact, the best moves came from cutting in from the right towards the left.

“In Brazil, this is my role, while for Lazio I play behind the two strikers. It’s all fine with me, as long as I get to play.”