“I’m fine, I’m not 100%, the shoulder doesn’t hurt anymore. I don’t feel the pain, I have the legs underneath me, now we need to win some games. I want to play, we have two games before the end of the year: I want to be there and win it”.
“In the last two weeks I’ve spoken a lot with the coach. With my legs I couldn’t help the team against Napoli and Torino, it was better to have a player in top form. It was better to stay out and train. Now I can work and I’ve improved, I’m at more than 90% and I can help the team winning”.
“I always look forward, in a career it’s normal that there are some bad moment. We have to show on the pitch the quality we have in the training sessions. We are lacking of viciousness and the desire to score. Some players, like Felipe Anderson, Perea and Keita, fear to make mistakes because they are young and the more experienced ones must help them”.
“I read some lies. The first club I will speak about my renewal will be Lazio. I’ve spoken four months ago and said that there was the opportunity to go in America, but it’s normal because my contract expires in June. When it will be the right time we’ll sit down and talk”.
“They said only lies on Leverkusen, I’ve never spoken with that newspaper that I don’t know. This worries me because the supporter might make a wrong idea reading this. It’s not a my idea. Now for me it’s importat to play and do everything for the team. I’m here to tell the truth, the rest are only lies that I can’t hear anymore”.
“I’ve a good relationship with the coach, the club, the teammates, everybody. I came here to help the team and the youngsters, I’ve a good relationship with everybody and this is important for me. Scoring first will help us and the legs and the positivity will be back and this is very important because the team knows how to play. We must believe in it and give everything, then the luck will arrive”.
“We want to go on as much as we can in the Europa League, it doesn’t matter who we play against. Playing first at home and the on the road it’s a difficult task, but we have the qualities to win against everybody. We are thinking about Livorno since last night, they have played well against Milan, but we must prove that we play at home and score early. Once we have scored, I’m sure we will win the game”.
“I’m not worry because we have a lot of quality. We have to prove that we are strong on Sunday and not in the midweek friendly. We must do everything we can to win the game all together. We have the quality, it’s a tough situation. The fans only see the games, but in the trainings there are also the duels, the desire and this is how you exit from a situation like this”.