Lazio midfielder Luis Alberto noted the importance of the Europa League win over Lokomotiv Moscow last night.

Speaking first in an interview with Italian radio broadcaster Lazio Style Radio (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the 28-year-old Spanish midfielder touched on the win over the Russian side yesterday.

We knew that today it was important to win to continue our path in the Europa League. 

The team put in an excellent performance, the result could have been better, but the important thing is that we got the win.

He looked ahead to Sunday’s Serie A match against Bologna.

The match against Bologna will be important also because there will be direct clashes between those who are ahead of us in the table. 

It will be fundamental to do well before the break.

The Lazio midfielder touched on the importance of the fans for the squad.

Football without fans is not the same, this sport belongs to the people and both at home and away it becomes something else. 

Here with our people it’s much better.

Luis Alberto discussed the difficulty of Lazio’s Europa League group.

Right now we are second, it’s important for us to be among the top teams. Then we have to play Marseille, it will be tough because I think they are the strongest. 

But we continue to work like this, then we think about Bologna, after having rested a bit. It’s also good for the head.

He spoke about the importance of the Derby della Capitale win against Roma.

The team is improving day after day, the derby helped a lot for the confidence and tranquility of everyone. 

Today we saw it on the pitch.

Luis Alberto then discussed Lazio’s win over Lokomotiv Moscow in an interview with Sky Sports Italia.

We are improving game after game. Today it was important to win and get a result.

He touched on his frustrated reactions when he gets substituted off the pitch by coach Maurizio Sarri.

I often get angry when I’m substituted, because I want to play and help the team, regardless of my role. 

The coach knows this and has asked me to play as I know how. In the last two games I’ve been better at getting around the ball.

Finally, Luis Alberto briefly reacted to Spain coach Luis Enrique’s decision not to call him up.

He didn’t call me. However, it remains his decision.

The 28-year-old Luis Alberto, who is contracted to Lazio until 2025, has scored one goal and provided three assists so far this season.