Ex-Lazio Defender Piscedda: “Felipe Caicedo Is Valuable, He Can’t Only Play at the End”

Felipe Caicedo / S.S. Lazio / UEFA Champions League
Felipe Caicedo / S.S. Lazio / UEFA Champions League

Former Lazio defender Massimo Piscedda discussed the Biancocelesti’s tough 1-1 draw against Juventus in an interview with Italian radio broadcaster Radiosei yesterday.

“It seems that Caicedo decided to enter at the end and then score. He is a valuable player, he cannot always play the last 10 minutes. In some games he is useful, for the moment we are fine with him anyway.

“It is right that Muriqi starts from the beginning because he still has to take the right shape. At the moment he is stationary, he is definitely not growing. For structure it takes time, you have to train a lot otherwise you can’t grow.”

The 32-year-old Ecuadorian forward Felipe Caicedo, who is contracted to the Biancocelesti until 2022, has scored three key goals for the Rome based club so far this season.

The former Espanyol man scored an incredibly late winner against Torino at the start of the month, before finding a key equaliser against Russian side Zenit St. Petersburg in the Champions League a few days later.

The next game, Caicedo scored an equaliser in the dying minutes of the league clash against Juventus last weekend, showing his consistent ability to find the back of the net in key moments.

Last season, the 32-year-old Ecuadorian made 38 appearances across all competitions, for a total of 1944 minutes. In that time, he scored nine goals and provided six assists. He also scored a late winner against Cagliari back in December of that season.