Hernanes is convinced Lazio can challenge for the Scudetto this season.

The capital club are currently third in Serie A, four points behind joint-leaders Juventus and Napoli, and the Brazilian playmaker is confident his side can challenge Antonio Conte and Walter Mazzarri's teams come May.

"The start of the season, for me, has been great," he told Globo Esporte. "I believe the strength of our team is our desire to win, and we have to continue like this. We can't relax for a moment.

"We must keep this mindset to continue to win, and stay within reach of the top of the League."