Luis Alberto: ‘No excuses in a Rome Derby’

by | Sep 26, 2021 16:39

Luis Alberto is confident Lazio will have ‘a great match’ against Roma and show what they can do. ‘There are no excuses in a derby.’

The Derby della Capitale kicks off at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT).

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“It’s a derby, a game we have to win at all costs, not just for our season, but for the Lazio fans,” Luis Alberto told DAZN.

“You have no excuses in the derby. We have to play our football and go out there straight away to do what we know how.”

Maurizio Sarri said that Lazio have not yet absorbed his tactical principles and some of his players are so focused on the necessary movements, they forget to play football. How long until they can fit smoothly into this approach?

“I am sure that today will be a different game for everyone. I saw the team doing well the last few days, we are feeling confident and I expect this to be a great match for Lazio.”

Mattia Zaccagni is injured, so Pedro and Felipe Anderson start upfront with Ciro Immobile. Does Luis Alberto find differences in setting up these players from midfield?

“It is the same for me. There’s more movement with Pedro, while Felipe Anderson is devastating in those one-on-one situations, so they both bring something to the team.”

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