Lazio midfielder Gonzalo Escalante discussed the Biancocelesti’s upcoming Serie A clash against Benevento in an interview with Italian broadcaster Lazio Style Channel before the game.

First, he commented on how today’s game is his first start of the season.

Finally, the moment has arrived, I’m happy and ready, let’s see how it goes. This is a wonderful squad, they told me so, I’m happy, I have a lot of friends and I’m really happy to be here and to play for this team.

The 27-year-old Argentine midfielder then looked ahead to today’s clash against Pippo Inzaghi’s side.

Now I’m thinking about the game. They are a physical team, but we have to do what the coach says hoping it will go well.

The 27-year-old Escalante, who is contracted to the Biancocelesti until 2024, joined the club on a free transfer in the summer transfer window and has struggled to hit the ground running in Italy.

The player has suffered muscular problems that have forced him to miss nine games across the league and Champions League.

Escalante has made eight appearances so far this season, for a total of 160 minutes. He will be hoping to properly display his qualities in today’s match.