Lorenzo Colombo has admitted that Lecce’s season opening game against Inter this weekend will carry a bit of extra meaning for him.
Interviewed by Sportitalia, Colombo spoke about the upcoming game against Inter which will of course double up as a personal derby for him in addition to being an important game in terms of starting the season on the right foot.
“Of course the match against Inter is special for me, just as it is for everything the people of Lecce. For me it means a lot to be able to make my debut in this Serie A against Inter. I hope to be able to help many fans celebrate [Milan fans] all over Italy,” he said (via SempreMilan.it).
“I would like to thank the fans for the support they are giving to Lecce and we know that the stadium will be full and it will be a pit. Inter want to win the title and are hungry, but we too have hunger. It won’t be an easy match for them.”
Colombo joined Lecce on a season-long loan earlier this summer and is looking to make waves in the top flight after a loan spell at SPAL in Serie B last season that started well but became quite difficult.
As the striker mentions, the game against the Nerazzurri is likely to be his debut in Serie A and he would no doubt love nothing more than to score and help his parent club out.