Lazio’s Luca Pellegrini anticipates heated Rome derby atmosphere

Andy Mattioli

Former Roma defender Luca Pellegrini – who completed a controversial transfer to Lazio a year ago – previewed the Derby della Capitale.

In an interview with, Pellegrini – a former Roma youth academy player – declared himself confident in his team’s chances.

“We have the crowd’s support in every game. Our fanbase always gives us something extra, and you feel like flying,” he said after Lazio’s recent win over Feyenoord.

“With Feyenoord the fans were our twelfth man on the pitch, even the thirteenth. It is very important for us to have this support from our people. Derby or Champions League? They are two very important matches. Difficult to choose. The response has been beautiful, especially from where we came from.”

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