The day has finally arrived – Marseille and Lazio are ready to face off in Matchday 3 of the UEFA Europa League. To speak about the match, was French midfielder Lucas Ocampos, who has spent one season on loan in Italy (half a season at Milan and Genoa respectively).
“A bad start in the Europa League? This is a further stimulus to do well tomorrow. We came from last year’s Europa League final, but this season we only have one point with Apollon Limassol. This is another reason why we need the three points against Lazio”.
Then on the past in Serie A: “In Italy, I faced Lazio three, four times, also scoring one goal (Genoa-Lazio on 20 November 2016, won by biancocelesti 3-1). The biancoceleste team is very strong, plays well in football and is well placed both in attack and in defense. We have to be careful tomorrow, but with only one goal: to win”.
On his physical condition and on the role: “During this time I worked hard with the physical trainer, so I could put the injury at the start of the year behind me. I think I’m back at 100% now. It does not matter in which position I will play tomorrow. Substitute of Thauvin on the right? I always train to play the role of external right, left or even central attacker. Everything is fine, what matters is the team”.