Lazio Winger Felipe Anderson: “In These Last Two Years I Have Grown a Lot”

Lazio winger Felipe Anderson highlighted how much he grew in his time away from Rome.

Speaking in an interview with Lazio’s official magazine (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the 28-year-old Brazilian winger commented on his growth whilst playing for West Ham and Porto.

In these last two years I have grown a lot, in every aspect. Even though they were tough because I played very little, I could see everything that wasn’t going well. 

I feel stronger, both physically and mentally, I’ve learned from the difficulties and I’ve improved as a man and a footballer.

The Lazio winger then touched on the importance of feeling good mentally before stepping onto the pitch.

If you feel good about yourself, you also feel good on the pitch, it’s all a consequence. I feel ready because this is the best phase of my life.

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The 28-year-old Felipe Anderson, who signed a four-year contract with Lazio tying him to the club until 2025, has worked closely with coach Maurizio Sarri in this pre-season, both at Auronzo di Cadore and in Marienfeld. 

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The Brazilian winger is set to start in the Serie A season opener against Empoli this evening, lining up alongside Ciro Immobile and Raul Moro in the attacking trident.

Felipe Anderson had a tough season last campaign, making only five Liga Bwin appearances for Porto whilst on loan, having joined in the January transfer window.

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