Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi has blossomed over the past months as the team’s clear-cut top defender. Among injury issues and underperformances from other Lazio defensive talents, Acerbi has stepped up with his ability to churn out tremendous performances.

One of Acerbi’s striking strengths as a defender is his capability to win back possession with ease. As noted by WhoScored, Acerbi has sported a ‘2.5 interceptions per game average’ in Serie A play this season. Only three players have notched a higher ‘interceptions per game average’ this season.

Acerbi also has recorded a ‘3.8 clearances per game average’ in league play this season. This ranks ninth amongst all Serie A defenders over the ongoing campaign.

Acerbi’s superb play as of late could go a long way in his aspirations to be among the players selected for the Italian national team’s final Euro 2020 squad list. Italian national team manager Roberto Mancini will surely keep a watch on Acerbi’s performances over the remainder of the league season.