Lazio Winger Pedro: “Roma Is the Past, I’m Here to Work for Sarri”

Lazio winger Pedro highlighted his happiness at his move from Roma and working under coach Maurizio Sarri.

Speaking in an interview with Italian radio broadcaster Lazio Style Radio (via LazioNews24) yesterday, the 34-year-old Spanish winger first discussed the Pedro song that the fans sing to him.

I like this song, I like that the fans sing it to me, it’s a very special song, Raffaella Carrà important in Spain too.

He then touched on his arrival in the Lazio environment.

All my teammates have welcomed me very well, I didn’t expect it, it was perfect, working with Sarri is nice, he has an idea of play that I like and he is a nice person.

The former Chelsea man commented on the transfer that took him across Rome from Roma to Lazio.

I was living a very difficult situation at Roma, but they said I had to leave, it was a long time since a transfer from Roma to Lazio was made, this opportunity arose with a beautiful atmosphere and I took it.

Pedro touched on the goal he scored against Lazio in the Derby della Capitale last season.

Roma is the past, I’m here to work for Sarri and for the team, and I have to think about doing the best I can every day.

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The Spanish winger spoke a little more about his admiration for coach Maurizio Sarri.

He has a very clear idea of the game, you can apply it in all leagues, and thanks to his character he transmits it to the players. We’ve started this season well and we need to continue like this. 

It’s not a surprise even when I was with him at Chelsea, he was able to transmit his idea of the game immediately. 

You always have to move the ball quickly and we had a great feeling with him. He and Guardiola are very special to me.

He looked ahead to tomorrow’s match against AC Milan.

It will be a tough game because Milan are a tough, aggressive team. 

It will be a good test and we will try to do something good. We have to stay focused because it will be difficult.

The former Chelsea and Barcelona man discussed his desire to always win.

My objective is always to work to win. That’s what I ask myself every day. When you win a lot you also want to win with other teams and in other countries. 

This is what I tell my teammates who ask me in the locker room.

The 34-year-old Spaniard commented on the return of fans inside the stadiums.

The public is a very important part for the players and for football in general. It’s not the same for me without them.

I felt it in the first game at the Olimpico, there’s an atmosphere with them. An experienced player always wants the fans in the stadium, you can feel the difference with and without them.

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Pedro touched on his decision to wear the number 9 shirt.

I also wore the 9 on the national team, it was free, I liked it and I took it.

He discussed the other Spanish players in Lazio’s squad and their history.

Many important players have played here, De La Pena and Mendieta were two important players for Spain, for me it is a privilege to be one of the Spaniards who wore the Lazio shirt.

The 34-year-old expressed his surprise that Biancocelesti midfielder Luis Alberto isn’t often called up to the Spanish national team.

I don’t know, it’s a good question. He’s a very good player, everyone can see that. 

It’s a question for Luis Enrique but if it were up to me I’d call him up straight away.

He spoke about young talents Raul Moro and Luka Romero.

They have an important future, I often try to talk to them. Sometimes it’s difficult for young players who work hard and want to play but they have important players up front. 

I’m sure they will play a lot and they will be the future of Lazio.

The former Chelsea winger discussed Lionel Messi’s departure from Barcelona and subsequent move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Nobody expected this. Leo loves Barcelona, it’s difficult to understand what happened between him and the president. 

Now I wish him the best in Paris and I expect him to do the same there.

Finally, Pedro spoke about the objective for this season.

I know where we can go. The potential is high but let’s see how it goes. 

Now we just have to think about Milan and move forward little by little.

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