Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi discussed the Biancocelesti’s 1-0 lead at half time in their Serie A match against Fiorentina in an interview with Italian broadcaster DAZN (via La Lazio Siamo Noi).

We knew it would be a tough game because of our momentum, we want to win at all costs playing well or badly. In difficult moments we suffer but we have to stay united to bring home the result.

I said ‘inside’ to Luis Alberto because the first half was over, there’s no point talking to the referee. Let’s recover our energy because we have to fight in the second half.

32-year-old Ecuadorian striker Felipe Caicedo put the Roman club ahead after only five minutes, with the chance coming from a wonderful sequence of team play.

Should things remain as they stand, Lazio would rise to 8th in the Serie A table, finishing the 16th game day on 25 points.