Lazio star Ciro Immobile discussed tomorrow’s Champions League clash against reigning champions Bayern Munich when speaking to gathered reporters in a press conference earlier today.
His words were collected by Italian media outlet La Lazio Siamo Noi.
First, the 31-year-old Italian striker touched on when he expects to receive his Golden Boot.
I’m still waiting to find out, I can’t wait. I’ll never stop thanking the coach, the staff and my teammates. An incredible ride, with all the problems of last year, which will go down in history.
He commented on what advice he would give to defender Francesco Acerbi when looking to contain Bayern talisman Robert Lewandowski.
I don’t have to give advice to the Lion, he marked him in Poland v Italy, he’s one of the best defenders around, he’ll give his best as always since he’s been here.
The Italy international spoke about how he feels approaching tomorrow evening’s match.
I as well as my teammates no longer feel the tiredness from the Sampdoria game. Talking to the others we’re looking forward to playing it, we’ve been good at not letting our emotions get in the way with Samp, we brought it home.
As the coach said, since yesterday we are 100% focused on Bayern Munich, this match is a prize, we sweated to get here, nobody gave it to us as a gift, we passed a complicated group, often in emergency, we started with 12 players for Bruges, the others were all Primavera players.
We could have finished first in the group, but we are proud of our journey and of facing Bayern.
The Biancocelesti talisman discussed how proud he was to have achieved the Golden Boot and when he said it would be tough to surpass Cristiano Ronaldo when the Portuguese forward joined Juventus.
I said that sentence because of the enormous respect I have for champions like Ronaldo and Lewandowski. Just to read my name there next to theirs, and to be able to overtake Lewandowski in the last few games was a crazy pride.
Something that repays you for the sacrifices you have made in your career. Numbers that will remain in history and in the statistics, a pride for me.
Finally, Immobile spoke about how he feels that he doesn’t have to prove anything to German fans tomorrow.
No, the same thing was said before the Borussia Dortmund game. I’m only interested in doing well for my team and my people. I’m excited and sad at the same time, I know how much they would have liked to see Lazio in the stadium.
We’re all sad, the team and the management. When we play without the fans, we always miss something. I don’t have anything against the Germans, I repeat, I just want to do the good of Lazio and that’s all.