Lazio winger Felipe Anderson defended his decision to continue playing for his goal against Inter yesterday.

Speaking to Italian radio broadcaster Lazio Style Radio (via LazioNews24) after the 3-1 win over the Nerazzurri, the 28-year-old Brazilian winger first commented on the team’s performance.

We started with the right mentality, we created chances and were good on the ball. 

The goal we conceded didn’t make us back down, we played our game and that led to the win.

The Lazio winger spoke about the importance of the win for both the team’s confidence and growth process.

We kept growing, we had confidence, we knew we were playing well and the coach gave us the charge at halftime. We did well to believe in it. 

We are aware of our means, we know the football we want to play, we can go in trouble sometimes. Today, knowing this has given us an extra boost to look forward to the 90 minutes.

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Felipe Anderson touched on the things that motivate the squad.

We want to be winners, we can’t choose our motivations, all the matches are finals and with the same importance because they all bring three points.

The Brazilian winger gave his thoughts on the Biancocelesti’s controversial second goal, which was scored whilst an Inter player was down on the pitch.

I’m sorry for the people who tell me I’m not a good sport. I know who I am, I have always played for fair play, I heard Dimarco could stand up. 

I’m sorry to be in this situation, but you know me, I had to continue.

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Finally, Felipe Anderson touched on how he felt following his goal.

As I always say, I think as a team. Scoring and helping directly. 

I feel good, I’m happy to be able to give my personal contribution.

The 28-year-old Felipe Anderson, who is contracted to Lazio until 2025, has made eight league appearances so far this season under coach Maurizio Sarri, for a total of 679 minutes.

In that time, the Brazilian winger has scored three goals and provided two assists. Sarri believes massively in the player but wants him to find more regular consistency.