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  16/06/2013: Biglia: "I Was on the Verge of a Crisis"
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Lucas Biglia, although not official as yet, is almost certain to become Lazio's latest recruit. The 27 year-old Argentinian has spent seven years with Belgian side Anderlecht and has broke into the Argentina national team, but the player has hinted in the press that he needed a move away as he began to suffer with depression.

In January, Biglia was ruled out of a couple of Anderlecht's games with a severe headache and in his return against title rivals, Standard Liege, the midfielder was sent off. The player now admits that he had more than a headache and had actually been diagnosed with depression and was prescribed anti-depressants. Biglia asked Anderlecht for a transfer to Italy due to 'personal reasons' and the player sees Lazio as an opportunity to get back on track.

"I was on the verge of a crisis. I had been prescribed medication and antidepressants, it was more than a headache and I realised there is more to life than football. I sat down with Anderlecht in January and told them I needed to move - I knew of Lazio's interest in me, but did not want to create distractions by talking about it."

"It [the transfer to Lazio] is a beautiful thing. I was interested in joining a new championship and a competitive team. Lazio are perfect, I am sure we will challenge for great things next season. I did not want to miss this train."


Author: Cathal Mullan
 
 
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