Lazio women midfielder Rachel Cuschieri discussed her time with the Biancocelesti, the fight for promotion to Serie A and the Covid-19 pandemic in an interview with Italian radio broadcaster Lazio Style Radio earlier today.

“It was very important not to lose in the last three games, so we are not too far away from the teams fighting for promotion because we aspire for it too.”

The 28-year-old Maltese midfielder commented on what the squad need to do to improve and her experiences in Italy.

“Now we have to stay focused, we have to improve the consistency of the game and energy management in the final part of the games. This is my first experience in Italy, the level of football here must grow but it is constantly improving.

“The break in the league has allowed us to continue to work to improve in view of the next matches. We are fixing the weak points of our game.”

Finally, Cuschieri touched on the team’s upcoming schedule and how Covid-19 has affected it.

“Although we are not playing in the league in this period and there will be no match with Pomigliano on Sunday due to some Covid cases in the opposing team, our weekly schedule is not changing.

“We are playing a series of friendly matches with the Lazio Women’s Primavera team in order not to lose the polish and continue to improve our game.”

The 28-year-old Cuschieri was signed by Maltese side Birkirkara when she was 13, quickly playing with the first team within a few months. She was the first Maltese female professional player to sign for a foreign club when she joined Cypriot side Apollon Limassol in 2014.

She then signed for RSC Anderlecht for a season, before joining PSV in 2018. She was then signed by the Biancocelesti earlier this year.

She scored six goals in Anderlecht’s run for the league title in the 2017/18 season.