Felipe Anderson Reveals Favorite Lazio Coach & Talks About Rejecting Juventus

Felipe Anderson bid Lazio farewell after making his final appearance for the club on Sunday night in the 1-1 draw against Sassuolo at the Stadio Olimpico.

After the match, the club paid homage to the departing winger who will join Palmeiras on a free transfer this summer. Afterwards, he thanked the fans for their support, while identifying the period he considered the best stretch of his playing career.

Tonight was a wonderful occasion, I thank everyone because my dream has always been to play in Italian football. Spending most of my career here was the right choice. Today was an incredible day and I thank everyone for their support.

In my second stint, I had some great games, especially last season. The previous two campaigns have been the best of my career and therefore they are unforgettable.

The 31-year-old made some interesting revelations in his post-match interview with DAZN (via LazioNews24), naming Maurizio Sarri as the best coach he had during his eight years with the Biancocelesti.

My best teammate was Lucas Leiva. He taught us many things and took us by the hand, for me he was a point of reference. My most important coach was Sarri.

The former West Ham man says he prefers to play as an inverted winger who cuts from the left side.

For a footballer, it’s very different. On the right, you can deliver more assists, whereas on the left, you’re able to cut inside and shoot. So I preferred to play on the left.

Anderson also explained that he rejected a move to Juventus because he was keen to return to Brazil.

Juventus? I have received many offers over the past year, but I chose to return to Brazil. Now I have the opportunity to do so while I’m still in the best phase of my career. Palmeieras have an important project. I want to win for my people, I want to win in my country.

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  1. Good luck to you Pipe, you will always be missed and every Laziale will remember you‼️

    Thank you for your service ❤️

    1. here here. You are an exceptional player and person, all the best in Brazil ole oleeee. ciao

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