The 30-year-old had a tricky time in Germany and the striker regrets being unable to give his best to get coach Jurgen Klopp.
Ciro Immobile says he wants Jurgen Klopp had been in a position to coach the”real” version of this Lazio striker when they worked together at Borussia Dortmund.
Immobile combined the German giants in 2014 after an unbelievable season at Torino, where he scored 22 goals in 33 Serie A appearances.
The Italy global was supposed to replace Robert Lewandowski at the head of the Dortmund assault, but he failed to repay in the Bundesliga.
Immobile spent only one season in the German top-flight and scored three goals in 24 league appearances since they dropped into a seventh-place finish.
He did, however, assert the DFL-Supercup with Klopp’s team and his goals helped direct them to the DFB-Pokal final, where they lost 3-2 to Wolfsburg.
Back in his homeland with Lazio, the striker has scored 26 times in only 24 Serie A appearances this term to help lift the team to second place and only a point behind Juventus.
Klopp recently endorsed Lazio to win the Scudetto this year, highlighting Immobile among the reasons.
“I’m cheering for Lazio to win the title. We’ve got a former Liverpool participant in the title race, that is Lucas Leiva,” Klopp informed Rai. “Ciro Immobile was also one of my players at Borussia Dortmund.
“I am sorry for Maurizio Sarri and Antonio Conte, but I believe Lazio will be an excellent surprise. They are having an extraordinary season.”
And Klopp’s words came as a nice surprise for Immobile, who thinks he would have thrived under the German boss had they met in a different time.
“I was happy to listen to his kind words,” Immobile told Lazio Style Radio. “We met at the wrong time in our careers at Borussia Dortmund and I wish he had managed to work with the actual Ciro. Despite that, we’re able to win the DFB-Supercup.”
The 30-year-old is pleased with his side’s performances this year and says there’s an excellent atmosphere in the dressing room.
“We feel proud, that is the perfect word, of the way people are talking about Lazio,” he added. “It shows that hard work does pay off.
“As team-mates, we actually just get together and enjoy spending time together, enjoy each other’s company. We have been able to construct a family unit.
“Sometimes we have a go at one another, but that is just natural, we make up and what’s much better than before. We began from pre-season training with all these dreams, now we’re enjoying ourselves. We’re a family chasing a dream.”