Lucas Leiva Talks Champions League Final & Future Plans in Italy

By Apollo Heyes -

Lucas Leiva highlighted his support for Liverpool ahead of the Champions League final and touched on his future plans in Italy.

The Brazilian midfielder joined Lazio in the summer of 2017 from the Reds in a deal worth around €5.7 million, a fee that seems like a bargain in retrospect considering his importance to Simone Inzaghi and later Maurizio Sarri. Now, after five years, Lucas Leiva is leaving the club on a free transfer.

Speaking to Gianluca Di Marzio, Lucas Leiva first looked ahead to tonight’s Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid.

It is the most important match for a European team. It will be very difficult today, but I have a lot of confidence that Liverpool can win because they are having a great season, which hopefully will end today in the best possible way.

Real have won seven finals in a row? Yes, but Liverpool have also played three finals in the last five years, and lost a few, they have a great experience. Details make the difference in games like that. Hopefully Liverpool will make fewer mistakes today. Whoever makes fewer mistakes will win.

The 35-year-old Brazilian midfielder then spoke about his plans for the future and if he wants to stay in Italy. He has recently been linked with a move to Inzaghi’s Inter.

My adventure with Lazio is over. Now I have to wait, I’m going on holiday and we’ll see. Italy was a country that made me feel great from day one, my family is used to it.

We’ll see in the future if there will be the possibility to continue there, it’s not a foregone conclusion, maybe I could even stay.

In his five years with Lazio, Leiva made 198 appearances across all competitions, scoring seven goals and providing 21 assists. He was a core part of the team that won the 2019 Coppa Italia and two Supercoppa Italiana titles.

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