Lazio midfielder Patryk Dziczek, who is currently on loan with Serie B side Salernitana, discussed his time on loan with the Granata in an interview with Polish media outlet przegladsportowy.pl a few days ago.

“I think the people in charge of Lazio know their job and if they thought it was too soon for me, they are right. I realized that apparently it is not yet time for me to be in this club.

“Since coach Simone Inzaghi thinks I need to improve over one or two more years, that’s what I will focus on.”

The 22-year-old Polish midfielder, who joined the Serie B side on loan last summer, then spoke about how he wants to fight for a spot in the Biancocelesti squad.

“I would rather stay in Serie B and fight for the first team every week than sit on the bench in Rome and lose six months, not play at all or play only at the end. Nothing can replace a normal game.

“I think my time will come, I will play with Salernitana this season and show that I deserve Lazio. This is my goal.”

Dziczek, who signed for Lazio from Polish side Piast Gliwice last summer, has made two appearances so far this season for Salernitana, for a total of 71 minutes.

Last campaign the 22-year-old Pole made 27 appearances across all competitions, for a total of 2152 minutes. In that time, he scored one goal and provided two assists, being a consistent defensive midfielder.

The player is a consistent part of the Poland Under-21 setup, where he has played 19 times since his debut in October 2017. He could be part of the Poland squad for next summer’s European Championships.