Lazio Midfielder Leiva: “If We Are Willing to Learn We Can Do Great Things”

By Apollo Heyes -

Lazio midfielder Lucas Leiva highlighted the importance of the next two weeks ahead of the start of the new Serie A season.

Speaking in an interview with Italian radio broadcaster Lazio Style Radio (via LazioNews24) after yesterday’s 1-0 friendly win over FC Twente, the 34-year-old Brazilian midfielder discussed the importance of the remaining weeks of the pre-season.

It was important to win after two draws, even if they are friendlies we always want to win. Now we rest, we’ll prepare well these 15 days to start the season well.

The key is the willingness of the group to learn a different system, it’s normal that there will be some mistakes but we had a good training camp in Auronzo and here in Germany.

If we are willing to learn we can do great things.

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The 34-year-old Leiva, who is contracted to Lazio until next year in 2022, made 32 Serie A appearances last season, for a total of 2157 minutes. In that time, he picked up 10 yellow cards and helped the side keep 10 clean sheets.

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The Biancocelesti beat the Eredivisie side 1-0 in last night’s pre-season friendly, with star striker Ciro Immobile scoring an early opener to secure the victory.

Lazio’s first game of the season is away to newly-promoted side Empoli on the evening of Saturday 21st August. 

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