Vecino Hits Back at Press: ‘I’ve Never Disrespected Anyone’

Lazio midfielder Matias Vecino has released a statement after the Italian media accused him of disciplinary issues at the club.

Reports from Corriere dello Sport today suggested that the 32-year-old Uruguayan midfielder had been excluded from the Biancocelesti squad for their first Coppa Italia outing of the term against Genoa this evening due to a lack of respect and similar disciplinary issues.

Vecino has featured regularly for Lazio this season, seeing 620 minutes of action across 15 games, and he was the man of the match in the Champions League win over Celtic on 4th October.

Writing on his Instagram story via La Lazio Siamo Noi, Vecino decided to respond to the Italian press, claiming that he hasn’t disrespected anyone at Lazio.

Good morning everyone! I wanted to clarify a couple of points, given the news I’ve had to read about myself in recent hours!

First of all, I’m sorry I can’t be available to the team for the important match this evening, but I accept the decision made! It is important, however, to clarify that the match against Cagliari or the training sessions are not behind this decision!

I have always been a sincere, direct person who says what he thinks, but I have never disrespected anyone.

I have a clear conscience and the desire to return as soon as possible to doing what I love most. Forza Lazio.

Lazio could be faced with a Coppa Italia Derby della Capitale in the quarter-final should they beat Genoa and Roma beat Cremonese on 3rd January. The winner of that game could face Juventus or Napoli in the semi-final, with the two Milanese clubs on the other side of the bracket.

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