Hysaj Calls Sarri “A Special Person” Who “Brought Me to Lazio & Wanted Me at Chelsea”

Lazio full-back Elseid Hysaj expressed his comfort at the club and happiness playing under coach Maurizio Sarri.

Speaking in an interview with Albanian media outlet BalkanWeb a few days ago, the 27-year-old Albanian defender first commented on his relationship with coach Sarri.

Sarri has not changed. I never talk much with the coach.

At the beginning of the season the team had problems with understanding his tactics and we didn’t have a good synergy, but he always considered me important. 

He is a special person, because when he gives you confidence you want to please him. 

He brought me to Lazio and wanted me at Chelsea, I want to give him three times what he deserves.

Hysaj commented on his feelings a few months after joining Lazio.

I feel very good, I’m satisfied. Lazio are a great team and they are investing to get the maximum. 

There was interest even before, but we didn’t find an agreement. Now that I have arrived, I hope to reach our objectives.

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The Albanian full-back touched on the title race this season.

Napoli is known for having a great team. 

I hope that if we don’t reach the title, Napoli can win it. Either Napoli or Lazio.

He revealed that he was close to moving to a Premier League club earlier in his career.

There was interest some time ago, but as chance would have it, I wasn’t able to leave for England. 

I am satisfied with my choices, Italy is like my second home, I have also found the coach I had years ago and I am very happy.

Hysaj discussed the Albanian national team.

I’ve been part of the team for many years, and every year it gets better. I used to watch us on TV, it was weird, now it’s a different feeling. We should be very proud to be Albanian. 

The only way to express ambition is through football, because we have suffered a lot. We have to give 100% to achieve our goals.

He spoke about the upcoming match against England.

A very nice challenge that every player dreams of playing at Wembley. We believe in it, We go to England as prepared as possible and we won’t abandon ship. 

We didn’t reach the goal but we showed that we have a great future ahead of us and we can do very well.

Hysaj chose between Albania drawing with England or Roma getting three points.

Better a point against England, because with Roma we have time to compete. 

With Albania it would be great to win a competition.

He touched on former Lazio coach Edy Reja.

It’s not easy to make changes, but for players like us you have to be ready when the coach asks. 

I know my qualities, I know what I can give and I demand a lot. I’ll give my all wherever I’m lined up.

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The former Napoli full-back spoke about if the criticisms affect him.

I played with Napoli, who have the craziest fans in the world, as well as in Albania. I don’t take criticism into consideration, on the contrary.

I turn negative comments into positive ones. I don’t think I’m a player who gives less to the national team than to the club.

He spoke about Roma defender Marash Kumbulla.

I also spoke with him in Italy. He is a young man who should focus on being hardworking and not be influenced by the outside. 

He should speak the pitch and not his mouth.

Finally, Hysaj spoke about world-class strikers Harry Kane and Robert Lewandowski.

They are world-class players, Lewandowski and Kane are the kind of players who solve matches with goals.

The 27-year-old Hysaj, who is contracted to Lazio until 2025, has made 11 Serie A appearances so far this season, for a total of 900 minutes. In that time, he has scored one goal.

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