Lazio winger Felipe Anderson noted the strengths of tonight’s opponents Fiorentina.

Speaking in an interview in the official match programme (via LazioNews24) yesterday, the 28-year-old Brazilian winger first commented on this evening’s Serie A clash against Vincenzo Italiano’s side.

Fiorentina are a team with important ambitions; they’re always a difficult team to face.

Plus they’re doing well now – they’re motivated and aware of their strength.

It will be tough, but with the right determination we can win.

The Lazio winger remembered his previous goals against Fiorentina.

My favourite is the one scored from outside the box in April 2018. 

But the most beautiful goals are those when your team wins, because in the end the result counts.

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He commented on approaching a goal record with the club.

I actually didn’t know about it, but I’ll try my best to enter the club’s history.

Finally, Felipe Anderson remembered his first match against Fiorentina and the growth he has experienced since then.

To the Felipe of that time I would say not to put too much pressure on himself, because by working hard and with quality he will succeed in imposing himself. Then I would also tell him to always be confident. 

Of course, a lot of time has passed, but I’m happy with what I’ve done so far and I always hope to improve.

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The 28-year-old Felipe Anderson, who is contracted to Lazio until 2025, has started in all nine of the team’s Serie A matches so far this campaign, playing a total of 769 minutes.

In that time, the Brazilian winger has scored three goals and provided two assists, instantly managing to impress coach Maurizio Sarri. 

Lazio are hoping to bounce back in this evening’s match against Fiorentina, needing a good result after their painful 4-1 loss to Hellas Verona on Sunday.

The Viola are one point ahead of the Biancocelesti in the league table, so a win is key in the fight for a top-four finish.