Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri expects Luis Alberto to be the difference maker in tonight’s Europa League play-off clash against Porto.
As reported by Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the Biancocelesti coach underlined his belief in the Spanish midfielder during yesterday’s press conference and he needs the player to shine at the Stadio Olimpico this evening.
Luis Alberto will have the task of leading Lazio as they look to secure a decisive win at home. In the first leg last week, the Roman club lost 2-1 in Portugal, so they need to beat Porto by at least two goals if they want to avoid a possible penalty shoot-out.
The Spanish midfielder has been consistently developing under Sarri this season, despite some growing pains, and now it’s his time to shine.
The 29-year-old Luis Alberto has made 32 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 2086 minutes. In that time, he’s scored three goals and provided eight assists.