Acerbi: “I couldn’t say no to Lazio, Inzaghi really wanted me…”
Lazio was smitten in his first year. After Stefan De Vrij’s farewell in the summer, it didn’t take much for Francesco Acerbi to convince fans and experts on his qualities. A constant presence, a record of attendance interrupted only by the unjust expulsion against Napoli, and Inzaghi’s unconditional trust. The biancoceleste defender talked to ‘I Signori del Calcio’ aired on Sky Sport. This is a preview: “Rome was Rome, a beautiful city. Then Lazio calls you, an important club with exceptional fans. I couldn’t say no, I wanted a change. Mr. Inzaghi is the one who really wanted me, I promised him to come after the first call and there I was. I have a great responsibility to replace de Vrij. When you arrive in a new club and you know you have given everything after the illness, you know that you will give everything on and off the field because you have a goal but it was difficult to go. Then of course it is also your desire”.
On the values: “My strength has always been to stay with my feet on the ground, to be humble and to work hard. When I stop playing I would like to be remembered as a man, as a person. This is what matters most for me. Because when the player disappears, the man remains”.
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