Kamada Immediately Shines for Lazio Despite the Slow Start

Daichi Kamada has instantly made a strong impression at Lazio, despite the team’s poor start to the new season.

The 27-year-old Japanese midfielder joined the Biancocelesti on a free transfer in the summer after his contract expired with Eintracht Frankfurt, penning a four-year deal with the club.

Lazio have not started the season well, managing to pick up just four points in their opening five Serie A matches, angering club president Claudio Lotito.

As reported by Il Messaggero (via LazioNews24), Lazio started preparations for their clash against Torino in Formello yesterday, carrying out a video session with Maurizio Sarri.

Kamada surprised his teammates and the coach because he’d already studied Ivan Juric’s side, proving his impressive meticulousness and desire to make a difference in the squad.

The Japanese midfielder was brought in to replace Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and has quickly proven himself capable in the midfield, doing well despite the poor results.

Kamada has seen 325 minutes of action across five appearances for Lazio so far this season.

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    1. You are right, the person and his attributes are hard to replace but that was never the purpose. Sergej although adapted a lot and maybe improved defensively, his impact was actually stronger under Simone and Daichi does make our team(today) better. But this guy had 3 days of pre-season training and played about 4 matches totaling till now where the whole team is underperforming so yes, he can definitely replace SMS with his impact and status but he will obviously never be him, nor do I see him leave a bigger legacy, unless we start to raise the tempo and confidence of everyone.

      Ps: He won us 3pts(the only win) away at Maradonas so that is already reminiscent of the gamechager Sergej. We need to be by the side of the team more then ever because of the slow start but I’m convinced the CL will help on both fronts from here onwards.

  1. I was thinking something similar however not necessarily about Kamada but any player able to share/inspire knowledge.

    Now this is different, because it indirectly improves us and not directly the way you’d advise someone for holding their run or pressing, regardless it coming from the players initiative gives me the reassurance Mitoma is not the only Japanese player who is smart and goes for the extra mile of the field.

    I hope this will inspire others to get even more involved on and of the pitch.

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