Lucas Leiva is not concerned by the unusually early date of Lazio’s showdown with Roma. “The Derby is always the Derby.”

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“It’s another big and important match, even if it is just Week 2 of the season,” the midfielder told Lazio Style Channel.

“The Derby is always the Derby. We have a strong team, this is a tough match, but we can win. We’ve got to prove ourselves on the pitch.

“Simone Inzaghi asked us for concentration. We have our style of play and at times we can be pressed by the opposition, but need hearts, minds and humility.”

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