Strakosha Expected to Start for Lazio vs Galatasaray Tonight in Europa League

Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha may have a chance to redeem himself against Galatasaray this evening.

As reported by Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the 26-year-old Albanian goalkeeper has lost his starting spot at both the Biancocelesti and his national team in the space of a year, a disappointing situation for the shot-stopper.

Both Simone Inzaghi and Maurizio Sarri have preferred Spanish veteran Pepe Reina over Strakosha, especially for his charisma, personality and technical characteristics.

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However, tonight’s Europa League opener against Galatasaray could give Strakosha the chance to redeem himself, possibly forcing Sarri to think more about which player will be the number one for Lazio this season.

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The 26-year-old Strakosha, who has been with the Roman club since 2013, will be a free agent at the end of June next year, and for now, a contract renewal seems incredibly unlikely.

Last campaign, the Albanian goalkeeper made nine Serie A appearances, for a total of 810 minutes. In that time, he conceded 14 goals and kept three clean sheets.

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