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  18/01/2014: Perea: "I prefer to keep working here"
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In an interview with a prominent Colombian news outlet, Brayan Perea opened up on life at Lazio.

Are you a typical box striker?

"Yes, I always wait for the right moment and try to be there to take advantage of opportunities and score goals."

How do you feel at an important team like Lazio?

"To be honest, I settled in very quickly. I have already been here for four or five months and I must say, the staff and my teammates gave me a big hand to acclimatise as quickly as possible."

Do you have a good relationship with your teammates and the coach?

"I have excellent teammates! With Reja, I had an opportunity to speak with him on the day he arrived and he told me that he had seen me in a few games and that I had to keep working because football here is complex and I, being a young guy, had to learn many things. I think he said that for my own good."

Is it more difficult to score goals in Italy?

"Yes, here the opportunities you get during the game are few and the quality of the defenses are very high. Teams often set out with the goal of keeping a clean sheet and so for us, it is very complicated."

What have you learned from your managers and the league in general about your movements as a striker?

"I'm often told to use my speed, to not come back for the ball so often and to exploit the spaces."

What are your goals with Lazio?

"My goal now is to find continuity and maybe score more goals in order to help Lazio become bigger and maybe get into a competition like the Champions League. At the moment, we are in the Europa League and we want to go as far as possible because we know we have the quality to do so."

Is there a chance you could go out at loan for more playing time, or will you remain at Lazio?

"I am very quiet and will respect whatever decision is taken, but I prefer to keep working here."

How do you like Rome?

"People treat me very well, and the city is beautiful. I must say, I am finding it very good."

Do you have family or someone with you?

"I have my mother and my girlfriend with me. It is very important that they are here with me. There was a month where I was on my own, but I could not wait to see them and now they are here."

Which player are you attached to most?

"Felipe Anderson, the Brazilian."

The Brazilians and Colombians seem to have good relations?

"We have a lot in common, we're very happy, we talk a lot... we're very similar."

Author: C
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