It is difficult to choose a single protagonist of a Lazio show this season. With the most goals scored in the league and currently sitting in 3rd position with 70 points no one has expected them to be doing so well. However, Luis Alberto, the attacking midfielder who was bought in 2016, deserves a place on the top 5 biancocelesti players this season without a doubt.
The Spanish has surprised everyone to say the least – suddenly he exploded after many seasons in the shade playing for Liverpool and being loaned out to Spanish sides before coming to the Capital. Even in his first year with Lazio, he failed to make an impact. From nothing to everything: Luis Alberto took the Lazio opportunity and now dreams of the World Cup with Spain, who observes and thinks about it daily. From Spain come the words of the Biancoceleste fantasist, who spoke in the program ‘Ona Futbol’ on radio Onda Cero:
“Things are going even better than I expected, because I was lucky enough to play a lot. We are doing very well, even if the elimination of the Europa League was a real pity. We had to arrive at least in the semi-finals, but now we have to think about the championship, where the qualification in the Champions League depends only on us. We knew we had a competitive squad, but then when someone is missing someone it is difficult, but the person who replaces the player is always good”.
From the collective team to the single, Luis Alberto talks about this season: “I know I’ve made a quantum leap, but those who know me know that I’ve always had the potential to play like that. If I managed to play such a season I also owe it to the help of a professional. At the beginning of the year I had set myself the goal of reaching double the number of goals and assists and I managed with 7 games in advance. Also the help of the companions is fundamental: I often hear about MIlinkovic-Savic and Immobile, but Lucas Leiva is also to be mentioned, for me the best of Serie A “.
If the Spaniard has exploded in this way, we must also give credit to Coach Simone Inzaghi, who has been able to make the most of him: “On the first day of retreat in the summer I told Inzaghi that I wanted to leave, but he told me that he trusted me. I trusted him and his trust was repaid.”
“The Spanish National Team? It will be difficult because Spain is full of great players, but since I have already been called up once I have a chance.”
“Future? My family and I are very happy in Rome and this is important. If unpredictable things do not happen in the market, the idea is to stay here for at least another year.”