Lazio talent Raul Moro is enjoying his time in the squad under coach Maurizio Sarri.
Speaking in an interview with Spanish media outlet Marca yesterday, the 18-year-old Spanish forward first discussed how it felt to receive a call-up to the Spain U21 squad.
It’s always a pleasure to wear the shirt of the Spanish national team, to come with the U21 is a great opportunity.
I was notified that I was in the pre-list by Lazio’s team manager, but the call-up was announced on Twitter, like everyone else.
He touched on his experience at Lazio so far.
It’s my third year. I was ‘lucky’ that I didn’t meet any Spaniards in the Primavera team and I had to work hard.
After three months I spoke good Italian.
The atmosphere when we won the derby against Roma surpasses everything I’ve ever experienced.
That’s the best, the match of the year and one of the best in Europe.
The Spanish teenager commented on his decision to leave Barcelona’s youth setup.
You never know. I made that decision and so far it’s going well.
You discuss these things and talk about them with your family, who were a bit against it, but it was clear to me and I have people on my side.
He spoke about the trust placed in him by coach Maurizio Sarri, who promoted the teenager to the first team upon his arrival this summer.
Sarri is counting on me a lot. I want to take advantage of the opportunities he has given me. I think my best skills are one-on-one and speed.
I have played in the square, with my friends, in the team of my village.
When I was seven years old I was already wanted by Barça and Espanyol and I didn’t move, I wasn’t aware, and I think it was good for me.
Now, phones and PlayStation take up a lot of time, but there are still kids who play football in my town.
Finally, Raul Moro discussed his idols in the Lazio dressing room.
Ciro Immobile. He is a player who has won the golden boot ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, few people can say that.
Now that he has come to Lazio I look a lot at Pedro Rodriguez.
The 18-year-old Raul Moro, who is contracted to Lazio until next year in 2022, has made five Serie A appearances so far this season, for a total of 102 minutes.
He has made one start in Serie A under Sarri, playing the first 45 minutes of the 1-1 draw against Torino last month.
Moro is one of the two young talented stars in the Lazio squad, with the other being Argentinian forward Luka Romero.