Lazio winger Mattia Zaccagni is feeling a lot of emotions ahead of his first match against Hellas Verona.

Speaking in an interview with Italian radio broadcaster Lazio Style Radio (via LazioNews24) last night, the 26-year-old Italian midfielder first commented on the Biancocelesti’s goalless draw against Olympique Marseille yesterday.

We faced a great team, in the first half it took us a while to find the right distances, in the second half we just lacked the goal, we were good at pressing tightly and finding the right space.

Zaccagni then looked ahead to Lazio’s match against Hellas Verona on Sunday.

For me it will be very emotional after the 8 years spent there, to see all the people who have accompanied me on this path.

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The 26-year-old Zaccagni joined Lazio on a loan deal with a conditional obligation to buy clause attached on transfer deadline day this summer, becoming the Roman club’s target after the failed move for Eintracht Frankfurt winger Filip Kostic.

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The Italian midfielder has had a slow start to life in the Italian capital, having only made two starts for the Biancocelesti under coach Maurizio Sarri, both of which came in the Europa League.

Zaccagni has suffered a little already this season from both hamstring issues and a fever, but he will be hoping now to string together a solid run of matches in order to try and impress the 62-year-old Italian coach.