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  04/11/2011: Dabo & Siviglia on Lazio - Parma
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Ousmane Dabo recently retired as a footballer after having a short spell in Usa. In Rome he is still remembered, mostly for scoring the deciding penalty when Lazio won the Coppa Italia in 2008. Dabo, also a former player of Parma was interviewed on RadioSei about sunday's match: "I really like this Lazio. In attack they have players like Klose, Cissé, Hernanes, Rocchi and Kozak. They can have a great season, but I still think it is too early to say. You have to wait atleast half a season. It is clear that the experience of the new players will help the team. I also think it is a wonderful initiative to honor Gabrielle Sandri on sunday. I have a friend who was a close fan of Gabrielle, so I have followed the story alot."

Dabo also answered to the questions about his friend Cissé's lack of goals: "He likes to score goals, however the fact that he has had so many assists is truly a great thing. He has also played alot out on the wing, that is another reason. Cissé is used to playing up front on his own, but now he is playing with Klose. Perhaps that is why he has gone wide so much to get the ball."

Dabo also answered to questions about another friend of his, Mobido Diakite: "He has grown alot in terms of concentration and technique, there is only small steps missing now. He has a great future. I am not only saying this because he is a great friend of mine, but because he is a hard worker."

Another former player that has played for both Lazio and Parma is Sebastiano Siviglia has also said some words on the match: "I miss Lazio. It was a beautifull adventure, and I spent six years at the club. I want to thank president Lotito who always had faith in me. This season Lazio can do very well. Lotito has built a great team. There is many offensive players that can make a difference, especially Klose who can score 25 goals. Lazio can surely reach the Champions League. The player that has surprised me the most is Senad Lulic. He has done well and can still improve."

Like Dabo, Sebastiano seems to thing Cissé just need time to start scoring more goals: "You just have to wait for him. He needs a little more time to settle in the league, but he is of high quality."

Siviglia also had time to come with a prediction on sunday: "Lazio will win 2-1."

(Eivind Ytreland)
 
 
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