Lucas Biglia has revealed his relief at catching the Lazio "train" after finally realising his goal of playing in one of Europe's top leagues.
Biglia spent seven years at Anderlecht, scoring 16 times in 287 games for the club, and revealed that the move was a culmination of a long time spent asking for a transfer from the Belgian champions.
"In January, I sat down with the heads at Anderlecht and they finally understood my desire to play in a more competitive league," the 27-year-old told Gazzetta dello Sport.
"After seven seasons in Belgium, I needed it. I knew about Lazio's interest, but I was in the national set-up and I did not want to talk about my future so as to avoid distractions.
"I was always very interested. I wanted to get to a more important league and a more competitive team. Lazio is perfect. I did not want to miss this train."
Biglia also spoke of overcoming his personal demons, after admitting ealier this season that he was on the brink of depression.
"In January I was close to depression and closed myself off for 10 days in a dark room. My head was bursting, I do not know how many medicines doctors have prescribed me. Anti-depressants too, but I told my wife that I would not have ever taken them.
"I realised that life does isn't just about football. But now here Lazio and Argentina are calling me, giving me a burst of energy. The train can call on you when you least expect it."