Marcos Antonio: ‘Goal Against Spezia Was the Reward for My Work’

Marcos Antonio looked back at his wonderful goal against Spezia and touched on his expectations for Lazio’s clash with Torino.

The 22-year-old Brazilian midfielder has struggled for consistent minutes in his debut season with the Biancocelesti, playing just 317 minutes of action in Serie A, but he proved his skills in the 3-0 win over Spezia last week, scoring a beautiful solo goal to close out the match for Maurizio Sarri’s side.

Contracted to Lazio until 2027, Marcos Antonio is still a raw player but is clearly talented and will be hoping to stay in the squad next season to continue his development.

Speaking in the Lazio match programme (via La Lazio Siamo Noi), Marcos Antonio first discussed the upcoming clash with Torino.

I expect a difficult match, we’ve prepared for it well because we know the importance a win would have for our spot in the league table.

He looked back at his goal in the 3-0 win over Spezia.

The goal against Spezia was the reward for the work I did and am doing with the team, I’m happy that it finally came and that above all it coincided with a great victory for Lazio.

The 22-year-old spoke about Sarri and his working relationship with the coach.

Sarri is a great coach, he and his staff help us to improve every day, in every training session and every game.

The coach’s 4-3-3 in some ways is similar to that of Castro, who I worked with at the time of Shakhtar Donetsk.

He touched on Ciro Immobile’s absence and if that motivates Lazio even more.

Absolutely. The important thing now is that Ciro and his family are well. We embraced him in Formello and now we are waiting for him to help us on and off the pitch because, apart from being an incredible striker, he is also a great person.

Finally, Marcos Antonio discussed his overall thoughts on Italian football.

Serie A is a very formative league, it can teach you a lot. That’s why I work every day to improve and help the team reach its goals.

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