Acerbi: "Even In Difficult Times, I'll Give My All. It's Really Disappointing When There Are Doubts About Me As A Person, But My Job Is To Do My Job For Lazio, My Teammates And Myself."

Francesco Acerbi responded to the profanity of Lazio fans with his side's 4-3 win over Spezia on Saturday night (30/04). He confirmed his commitment to the Italian capital.

Hosts Spezia opened the scoring three times against Lazio at the Pico Stadium and the Biancoceleste were always able to equalize until Acerbi secured the visitors a perfect three-pointer in extra time.

Incredibly, the defender scored the winning goal after a week of controversy and vicious comments from the Biancoceleste supporters who blamed him for Milan's 2-1 defeat, by claiming that he was laughing at his side's goal in stoppage time.

It certainly wasn't an easy week for the veteran who faced profanity and threats on social media.

"The last five months have not been easy for me, but I'm someone who always wants to improve and I work hard," Acerbi said on Sky Sport Italia.

"It's been a turbulent year for the fans, but my job is to do my job for Lazio, my teammates, and myself. Even in difficult times, I'll give my all."

"It's disappointing when there are doubts about me as a person and I can't let go. Despite the criticism, the team under Maurizio Sarri has always been wholehearted and worthy of European competition."

Will this goal and his reaction change Acerbi's future at Lazio?

"My future is in the next game, the next training session, my family's home, that's all. What happened, I can't see the future."

The seven goals were scored by seven different players, including an own goal by Ivan Provedel, starting with a Mattia Zaccagni shot that hit the crossbar and bounced off the back of the Spezia goalkeeper.

"With the system Sarri wants, if you make one or two moves, there's a chain reaction, things can go wrong, we took the risk, but we're getting better and I feel proud for the team."

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