Lazio have presented new signing Mauricio to the local Rome media.
Mauricio arrives from Sporting CP.
"I thank God, the President [Claudio Lotito] and the Coach [Stefano Pioli]," Mauricio said at his official unveiling.
"As a child I dreamed of playing in the Italian League. I have a winning mentality, so I hope to win a lot with this club.
"I think the level [of Serie A] is still high, I had other offers. In Italy the players are aggressive, I hope to make history with this club.
"My expectation is to help the team, and add my experience. I want to win with this team.
"We're expecting to get third place, this is a club with great history. There must be a common purpose, from the Coach down to all the players.
"We want to finish third, and then over time improve and finish second and first.
"My first impressions have been very good. I know Felipe Anderson personally, and playing with [Miroslav] Klose and [Stefano] Mauri is a dream.
"I met the Coach before this Press conference, we'll talk more later. After lunch I'll do my first training session."
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