Star midfielder Luis Alberto will start for Lazio in the season opener against Empoli on Saturday.
As reported by Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the 28-year-old Spanish midfielder did not start in the final pre-season friendly against Sassuolo last weekend, only coming on in the second half.
The Lazio midfielder returned to squad training yesterday, joining his teammates for the tactical exercises. The 28-year-old Spaniard is keen to impress Sarri and wants to start the Serie A season with a bang.
Contracted to the Biancocelesti until 2025, the 28-year-old Luis Alberto made 34 Serie A appearances last season, for a total of 2640 minutes. In that time, he scored nine goals and provided two assists.