Adekanye: ‘Last Year at Lazio Was the Hardest of My Career’

Former Lazio winger Bobby Adekanye reflected on his difficult three-year spell in Rome, believing the club ‘showed little love’ to him.

The Dutch winger joined the Biancocelesti on a free transfer in July 2019 after leaving Liverpool, but struggled to break into the first team under Simone Inzaghi.

After one season in Rome, Adekanye bounced around to various clubs on loan, including Cadiz and ADO Den Haag, before leaving for Go Ahead Eagles on a free transfer last summer.

Speaking to Voetbalzone (via LazioNews24), Adekanye reflected on where things went wrong for him with Lazio during his time at the club.

I was in a team with so many top players at Lazio, so many stars, but I wasn’t really appreciated. Well, by the fans yes. They were always with me, I am grateful for that, but the club had no plans for me and showed little love.

I went to Barcelona after my injury to recover and I didn’t receive a phone call about how I was doing. That last year at Lazio was the hardest year of my career so far. I came back from Spain and suddenly I was no longer part of the squad.

Moreover, I wasn’t given any reason why I shouldn’t be part of the squad. Nor why they did not want to build anything with me. Other players were bought for a lot of money.

At that moment I thought: ‘Do I still want to play football?’ This is my dream. I want to play at the highest level. Here I am not appreciated.

During his three-year spell attached to Lazio, Adekanye made just 15 appearances across all competitions for the club, scoring one goal and providing one assist.

Things have been more positive for the Dutch winger since his move to Go Ahead Eagles last summer; the 24-year-old has scored six goals and provided four assists in 22 Eredivisie games this campaign.

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