Miguel Reina, father of Lazio goalkeeper Pepe, discussed his son and his time in Rome with the Biancocelesti in an interview with Italian radio broadcaster Calcio Napoli 24 earlier today, as reported by La Lazio Siamo Noi.
Pepe is very happy in Rome, he is clearly playing with some consistency, all in all things are going well, he is very happy.
He touched on the upcoming Serie A clash against Napoli, one of Pepe Reina’s former teams.
It will be a match full of meaning, I also remember my career with the matches between Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Pepe keeps a special place in his heart for the city of Naples, it has given him so much. I don’t know if he will play on Sunday, to tell the truth I haven’t heard from him.
He did not comment regarding the differences between Rome and Naples.
No, we’ve preferred not to talk about these things. When we speak, we talk about family, about whether or not he’ll play in the Lazio shirt. That’s fine for now.
Reina touched on his son’s plans after his playing career concludes.
I hope that his career as a player lasts a lot longer, meanwhile I know that his will is to continue in the world of football, to understand with what role. I would be happy to see him back at Napoli, yes.
The Spaniard discussed if he thinks Pepe will be more of a manager/director or a coach.
I think he is capable of covering both roles, whatever he wants to do he has the ability to do it.
Finally, Reina spoke about what he wishes for Napoli.
I will always be grateful to the Neapolitans and to the city of Naples for the way they have treated Pepe and his family.