Lazio star Ciro Immobile wants to shine against AC Milan following his criticism surrounding his performances with the Azzurri.

As reported by Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the 31-year-old Italian striker has been widely criticised by both fans and the press alike following his lacklustre performances with the Italian national team recently.

His Lazio teammates Francesco Acerbi and Luis Alberto, as well as other fans and teammates, have come out to publicly defender the former Pescara man, but his focus is fully on the Rossoneri.

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Immobile trained separately from his teammates yesterday following a slight muscle injury, but today he’ll train with the rest of the squad.

The Lazio star wants to impress in the match against AC Milan, to both prove his doubters wrong and to return to scoring ways after a couple of lacklustre performances.

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Immobile has a good record against the Rossoneri, having scored seven goals in 17 matches against them.