Lazio Defender Acerbi Reflects on His “Chance to Play” in the Premier League

Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi reflected upon his year and the Azzurri’s successful Euro 2020 run.

Speaking in an interview with Italian broadcaster Sky Sports Italia (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the 33-year-old Italian defender first looked back at this summer’s European Championships.

It is a satisfaction that we will carry with us all our lives. The thought of winning such a tournament is fantastic, but there is also the thought of getting to the World Cup.

There are three months to go, now we enjoy Christmas with the family.

He touched on Italy’s upcoming 2022 World Cup playoffs against Macedonia and then the winner of Portugal vs Turkey.

I don’t think about it now. I thought about the draw, which wasn’t easy, but since there are months to go there are still other games, there is the league.

When the time comes we’ll be able to think about it.

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The Lazio defender reflected upon the time that he could have joined a Premier League club earlier in his career.

I had the chance to play there. I would have liked to, why not. It’s the best league, it’s exciting to play in, it’s certainly fascinating. I would have liked to have gone there.

Watching the games, the atmosphere and the way they play, it’s very exciting to play in that league.

Finally, Acerbi commented on if he’ll be part of the Lazio squad for 2022.

Yes, of course.

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The 33-year-old Acerbi, who is contracted to Lazio until 2025, has made 24 appearance across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 2146 minutes. In that time, he has scored three goals, provided two assists and helped the side keep six clean sheets.

The former Sassuolo man has been at the centre of attention in the Lazio environment recently. Everything started with his ‘shhh’ celebration in the 3-1 win over Genoa last week, something which he apologised for on social media after the game.

Despite this, the ultras released a statement earlier this week telling him to leave Rome and that he was no longer welcome following the gesture.

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