Ex-Lazio Captain Nesta: “I Have Good & Bad Memories About the Derby…”

Alessandro Nesta reflected upon his experiences playing for Lazio in the derby against Roma ahead of the upcoming clash.

The former defender is still a legend amongst Biancocelesti fans following his 17 years of dedicated service, from 1985 to 2002. He joined the club aged nine and only left for Milan in 2002 due to the Roman club’s terrible financial difficulties.

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Speaking in ‘Il grande libro del derby di Roma’ (via LazioNews24), Nesta looked back at the various Rome derbies he played throughout his career and what they represented for him.

I grew up with Lazio. So many years wearing that shirt. I have good and bad memories of the derby, because battles on the pitch are a bit like life itself, you win and you lose.

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The upcoming Derby della Capitale is one of the most important games ahead of Maurizio Sarri and his squad. Lazio currently sit 5th in the Serie A table, one point ahead of Atalanta and Roma. A win in the derby is key as the Biancocelesti look to fight for European qualification this season.

Lazio won the last Derby della Capitale, beating the Giallorossi 3-2 thanks to goals from Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Pedro and Felipe Anderson.

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