Ciro Immobile celebrates his birthday with a message for his Lazio teammates and also Jurgen Klopp. “We are a family chasing a dream.”
Ciro and his Bundesliga career
Lazio striker Immobile says he wants Jürgen Klopp to be able to coach the “real” version of Lazio forward when they worked together in Dortmund Borussia. Immobile joined the Borussia Dortmund in 2014 after an incredible season at Torino, in which he scored 22 goals in 33 matches of Serie A. The Italian striker was supposed to replace Robert Lewandowski at the head of the Dortmund attack. Still, Immobile failed to get into the Bundesliga. Ciro spent only one season in the German top flight and scored three goals in 24 league matches, as he dropped to seventh place. He, however, claimed the DFL-Supercup with Klopp’s team, and his goals helped send them to the DFB-Pokal finals, where they lost 3-2 to Wolfsburg.
Pleasant words for Immobile
Now still in Italy with Lazio, the forward scored 26 times in just 24 appearances in Serie A, this period to help raise the team to second place and just a point behind Juve. Klopp recently supported Lazio to win Scudetto this season, highlighting Immobile as one of the reasons. “I applaud Lazio to win the title. We have a former Liverpool player in the title race, that is, Lucas Leiva,” Jurgwn told reporters. Ciro was also one of my players in Borussia Dortmund. “I am sorry, Maurizio Sarri and Antonio Conte, but I think Lazio will be a big surprise. They have a wonderful season.” And Jurgen’s words came as a pleasant surprise for Immobile, who believes that he would have thrived under the German boss if they had met at another time.
We are family chasing a dream
“I was glad to hear his kind words,” Ciro told reporters.”We met at the wrong time in our career at Dortmund Borussia, and I wish he could work with a real Immobile. Despite this, we still managed to win the DFB-Supercup.” The 30-year-old is pleased with his performances this season. He says that there is a pleasant atmosphere in the dressing room. “We are proud that this is the right word for the way people talk about Lazio,” he added. “This shows that hard work pays off.” As teammates, we get along, and love to spend time together, enjoy the company of each other. We were able to build a family unit.” Sometimes we go at each other, but this is natural. We invent and still better than before. Our team started with pre-season preparation with so many dreams, now we are happy. We are a family pursuing a dream.”