Lazio midfielder Lucas Biglia has revealed that he takes inspiration from Juventus man Andrea Pirlo.
The Argentine playmaker joined the capital club from Anderlecht in the summer, and has claimed that the Bianconeri Ballon d’Or nominee is one of his heroes.
“I am a traditional Argentine number five,” he told Clarin. “I like to try and get the ball moving, always trying to use it intelligently.
“That’s what I’ve been taught since I was very small.
“My point of reference as a kid was Fernando Redondo – I always tried to replicate what he did on the pitch.
“Today however, I really admire Sergio Busquets and Andrea Pirlo – Pirlo is a playmaker who has moved into a deeper position, whereas Busquets has the sort of quality very few possess.”
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