Felipe Anderson feels coach Maurizio Sarri’s trust following Lazio’s 2-0 win over Lokomotiv Moscow last night.
Speaking to multiple Italian media outlets (via LazioNews24) after the game, the 28-year-old Brazilian winger first spoke about his return to the Biancocelesti in an interview with Sky Sports Italia.
They welcomed me back very well, both the team and the coach. I worked a lot to get to this state of form. We are on the right path.
I can improve every day, also because everyone has their own times. Now I feel good and I’m ready to make the leap in quality.
In short, the moment has arrived and I’m sure that with this I will help the team.
He gave his thoughts on coach Maurizio Sarri.
Right from the start he had faith in me and told me that I have to improve in many aspects. I am convinced that with time I will be able to grow.
He tells me that I have to move a lot, especially without the ball.
Sunday’s win certainly got us unstuck. In the first games we had some difficulties, but this week we talked and worked a lot.
We studied Lokomotiv, we knew that they made a lot of density and that on the outside we had space to play and to aim.
We went into the match with the awareness that we could play on the wings and put them in trouble. We put them in trouble and we’re happy.
The coach always asks us to be careful in what we do, and that’s what we did today from the first minute as well as we did in the derby.
He touched on the team’s mindset as the season is developing, following their disappointing four-game winless run.
We have to have a winning mentality and these games should not be missed. Now there is also more understanding, although we have known each other for a long time.
Today we’re playing with a different formation and a different way of playing compared to before and we’re starting to grow, it takes time.
Playing in the middle of the week it’s difficult to try to recover, now focused on Bologna, we can’t think about the victory if we want to be a winning team.
Felipe Anderson touched on the dense calendar in an interview with DAZN.
We know that there are many close matches and we have little time to recover, but we are all at the disposal of the coach and I want to play all the time.
He commented on the team’s growth since the derby win against Roma.
We are a team that wants to be a winner, we must not think about past games but we must look ahead and already think about Bologna without being satisfied.
The Brazilian winger discussed his relationship with Spanish winger Pedro.
I’ve seen Pedro play a lot and I know him well.
The only problem is understanding each other on the pitch and talking about our movements, but the understanding is growing.
Finally, Felipe Anderson spoke about his growth as a player.
I believe that I can become a hero with work. I have confidence in myself and in what I have done in my career.