In an interview with Spanish outlet MARCA, Lazio stalwart Luis Alberto spoke about the challenge of facing current holders of the UEFA Champions League, Bayern Munich. The Spaniard, who is an attacking-midfielder-cum-winger, joined Lazio from Liverpool back in 2016 and is one of their leading goalscorers of this season.
Currently sitting in 6th position in Serie A, Le Aquile will head into the upcoming Round-of-16 tie on the back of seven wins in last eight league outings. Alberto, nevertheless, remains modest of his team’s chances.
“We are not favorites for anyone, but we have options,” the 28-year-old admitted, before revealing the gist of his side’s plan. “We like teams that attack and give space. Even so, we must play a perfect game.”
At present, things haven’t been going well for an injury-ravaged Die Roten, who have dropped points in their previous two Bundesliga games. Despite their recent struggles, however, Hansi Flick’s men will be extra motivated and look to present a stern test to Lazio. When asked if he there’s a confident mood in the Eagles camp, Alberto jokingly replied: “If Guardiola’s Barça wasn’t, there is no one unbeatable.”
The experienced midfielder knows what it takes to progress in this competition and hopes that his club will be able to capitalize on their recent form. “This is the Champions League and, to go far, we must beat the best,” he declared. “The team is happy again and we must continue like this.”