Lazio forward Vedat Muriqi highlighted his excitement to return to Istanbul for tonight’s Europa League match against Galatasaray.
Speaking to gathered reporters in a press conference (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the 27-year-old Kosovan forward first discussed his happiness at returning to the Turkish city.
Istanbul is a beautiful city and it’s a pleasure to come back.
I’m a striker and I want to score, I’m ready for that.
In my first season with Lazio I arrived with Covid and I was coming from a lower level league.
It’s not easy to become the starter in a team that has been tested for five years, now I’m ready to give my contribution, then the coach will decide.
The 27-year-old Muriqi, who is contracted to the Biancocelesti until 2025, joined the Roman club in September 2020 in a deal worth around €20 million from Fenerbahce. He failed to impress in his first campaign, scoring only two goals in 34 appearances across all competitions.
The Kosovan forward will be hoping to find a run of good form this campaign, giving him the confidence to show his best.