Mauro Zarate: Beating Roma is like winning the league

Lazio’s Mauro Zarate has turned up the heat on the upcoming Rome derby by stating a victory over their fiercest rivals is like “winning the league”.
Lazio have been steady yet fantastic thus far in Serie A, and lie top of the pile in the league with a four point lead over current champions Inter.
As the Aquile have quietly gone about with their business, rivals Roma have been patchy this campaign with talk of unrest and unsettled personnel in the team camp – as well as debacles off it with ongoing takeover talk. It is an unfamiliar situation for i Giallorossi who for the first time in a long time are playing catch-up on their neighbours.
Zarate, who is now in his third season with Lazio, fully understands the importance of the fixture to the fans of the city.
Speaking to Radio La Red, he said: “Inter are the strongest, but we are thinking about the derby, we have been waiting for this game all year.” stated the Argentine.
“Everyone asks about it and we must play for the fans. It’s like winning the league.”
Zarate concluded his interview by revealing the team spirit in the camp is the cause for their current form.
“I am very happy, we have realised that we must all run for the team, there are no individual stars here.”
The Roma derby takes place on Sunday night with Lazio playing as the home team at the Olimpico.

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