Sunday July 10 2011
Hernanes hails Klose capture

Hernanes has thanked Lazio for capturing Miroslav Klose. “He is such a great signing and his contribution will be crucial this season.”

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Wednesday June 22 2011
Hernanes targets London 2012 gold

Lazio midfielder Hernanes has a dream – to triumph with Brazil at the 2012 Olympic Games next summer.

"My great dream is to win the gold medal at the Olympics, because it is a title that Brazil are lacking," stated the midfielder who has been left out of the Copa America squad.

"Seeing as teams can pick three players over the age of 23, I hope to be selected by the Coach for London 2012.

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Wednesday May 25 2011
Midfielder of the season

Hernanes settled straight into Serie A football and kept his early season pledge by equalling Pavel Nedved's goal record, says Susy Campanale

My nomination for midfielder of the season is a newcomer to Italian football. Hernanes had been linked with European sides for many years, voted best player in the world under 23 in the 2009 Times special and famously rejected an offer from Milan 12 months earlier because he wanted to feel ready for the change of continent.

Thursday May 19 2011
Hernanes for Conte's Juventus?

Antonio Conte has reportedly asked Juventus to consider making a bid for Lazio ace Hernanes this summer.

Conte is expected to be confirmed as the new Juve boss once this campaign ends and he's already talked about transfers, according to reports.

Stories in Rome claim that Conte has been impressed with the South American's performances at Lazio and he'd like him at his disposal next term.

However, signing the 26-year-old would not be an easy job for Juventus director general Beppe Marotta.

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Tuesday April 26 2011
Hernanes denies Real Madrid offer

Hernanes has quashed rumours of transfer negotiations between Lazio and Real Madrid.

The Brazilian midfielder has been a revelation since his summer move to Serie A and there were reports of interest from La Liga.

“I have never received any offers,” insisted Hernanes during a charity event.

“I read about it in the newspapers, but nobody actually contacted me.”

Hernanes has scored nine goals in 32 Serie A games this season and proved integral to Lazio's rise to fourth place.

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Tuesday April 19 2011
Hernanes to complete adaptation

Lazio midfield playmaker Hernanes admits he is yet to completely adapt to the Italian game.

The Brazil international has still made a real impact, scoring nine goals in Serie A in his first season.

"I am still not totally adapted to the Italian championship," Hernanes said.

"It's not easy like in Brazil where I know all the grounds and the way each team plays."

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Tuesday April 12 2011
Hernanes rallies Lazio

Hernanes has issued a rallying cry to his Lazio teammates in a bid to qualify for next year's Champions League.

Lazio currently occupy the fourth and final Champions League spot, but Roma, Juventus and Udinese are breathing down their necks.

Speaking at an awards ceremony, Hernanes said: "We want fourth place. If we want to finish on a high we have to win.

"Right now we have very difficult games like that against Inter away from home and Juventus.

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Friday March 11 2011
Hernanes plans wonderful derby

Lazio playmaker Hernanes is planning a "wonderful" performance for the derby against Roma on Sunday.

The Brazil international is keen to stop Lazio's four-game running streak in this fixture.

Lazio currently lie fourth in Serie A and have a five-point cushion on Roma.

Speaking to Lazio's official radio station, Hernanes said: "I'll score and Lazio will win.

"I want it to be a wonderful Sunday. We must be careful not to repeat the mistakes of the last few derbies.

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Friday February 11 2011
Hernanes: 'I couldn't sleep'

Lazio midfielder Hernanes has revealed how he couldn't sleep after his sending off for Brazil in Wednesday's friendly with France.

The 25-year-old made a Nigel De Jong style challenge on Karim Benzema after 40 minutes and promptly received his marching orders.

Brazil subsequently lost a foothold in the game and ended up losing 1-0 at the Stade de France.

"I didn't want to hurt Karim," Hernanes said. "The referee punished me for my first foul.

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Monday December 20 2010
Milan are superior, says Hernanes

Lazio midfield playmaker Hernanes believes Milan are superior to his side, even though just three points separate the two title rivals in the table.

The Aquile's 3-2 victory over Udinese on Sunday means they are still hanging on to the League leaders' coat tails going into the annual winter break.

"I don't know which team is favourite for the Scudetto, but of course I remain very impressed by Lazio," Hernanes explained.

"Sure Milan have shown themselves to be superior. They have players of a great level.

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