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Keita Balde Diao 'profoundly hurt' after being left out of Lazio squad

Keita Balde Diao 'profoundly hurt' after being left out of Lazio squad
From ESPN - August 12, 2017

Keita Balde Diao says he has been"profoundly hurt" after Lazio left him out of their squad for the Italian Super Cup.

The striker has been heavily linked to Juventus -- Lazio's opponents on Sunday -- all summer, with a bid for Keitarejected last month.

Lazio saidthe Senegal international was out with a muscle injury, but he denied that in a statement on Twitter.

"The lack of a call-up for the Super Cup Final has profoundly hurt me," Keita wrote in Italian. "It is the first important match of the season, for which I had prepared and was ready for action.

"The decision made by the club, which evidently had nothing to do with purely sporting criteria, puts me in a psychologically uncomfortable position and right now I do not know how to evaluate the consequences of that."

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