It's been no secret that Argentine national team goalkeeper Juan Pablo Carrizo has been unhappy at Lazio since losing the starting job to Fernando Muslera but now things have taken a decidedly serious turn.
According to Il Messaggero, he has said he wants to play or he will leave.
Presently Carrizo is with the Argentina squad for their upcoming World Cup qualification matches against Venezuela and Bolivia and took some time to speak about his predicament at Lazio.
“I can’t understand,” Juan Pablo said, “If I am not playing because I made mistakes, then I can improve, but if I am not playing for some other reason, then it’s better if I leave.
“If this situation does not change before June, I will make other choices.
“I can get better though, or change my style where necessary.
“Playing for River Plate would be my only choice if I went back to Argentina, but I’d prefer a big club that really wants me.
“The best teams already have great ‘keepers,” he admitted, “So what I need is a place willing to gamble on a young man with a good future ahead of him.”
On the responsibility of Lazio coach Delio Rossi for his current woes, the 24-year-old was diplomatic.
“People left on the bench often get angry with the boss, but I don’t want to,” he concluded, “I only want to be given the chance to show him he was wrong by my performances on the pitch.
“Then, if things don’t go well, I can go home happy that I did what I could, even if the coach did not like me.”
Simone Finaldi, Goal.com