Laxalt: “The future? We’ll see, I exchange text messages with Ausilio”

December 9, 2014 16:12
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A start of the season that was a little difficult for Diego Laxalt, the midfielder born in 1993, on loan this season at Empoli, but whose ownership remains firmly in the hands of Inter. An uphill start, because of the little playing time and the missing positive results of the Tuscan club. But the worst seems to be over and on the horizon there is a second part of the season as a protagonist. And, in this interview, granted exclusively for our partners at, Laxalt says he is ready to make his contribution.

Diego, How is it going in Empoli?
“I have played little so far, but against Lazio, Atalanta and Napoli (one win and two draws for the Tuscans, ed.) I gave my contribution and I think I played well, even if these evaluations always belong to the coach and to his staff.”

In the Italian Cup, last Wednesday, the goal came, and also a good performance: 2-0 against Genoa.
“I’m happy, it was a good goal, that is true. I dedicate it to my girlfriend, who is here beside me and has followed me from the first moment I arrived in Italy. ”

What is your objective?
“I do my best every day in training and try to take as much space as possible.”

How do you like Empoli as a city?

“Very well: serene and quiet. A very friendly city.”

Off the pitch?

“I meet Aguirre and Vecino a lot, Uruguayans like me.”

The press see you leaving Empoli in January, but the director Carli has denied this rumor on the transfer market.

“I have not spoken to anyone and no one has told me anything: I have only read about these rumors in the newspapers and on the web. I will stay at Empoli until the end of season, the director has said.”

You are owned by Inter.
“I follow them always, even if it is difficult to judge. You must be in the locker room to find out what happens. I exchange text messages with the director Piero Ausilio and phone calls with Botta and Schelotto, who are now at Chievo. Then in the future we will see what will happen.”


By Olof Svensson


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