Hernanes has primarily played as an advanced playmaker since moving to Serie A in 2010, earning plaudits for his ability to provide effective service for Miroslav Klose.
During the current campaign the Brazilian international has occupied a deeper role, and Hernanes has revealed that he thinks he has found his preferred position.
He told the Lazio Style Channel: "I came here two years ago and played in a role I wasn't accustomed to, then this summer I spoke to Petkovic and told him I'd prefer to be in a deeper position rather than on the final third.
"This is my role, there is no need to perform other experiments. I am convinced that I don't want to keep changing position on the pitch, as I know what is most suited to my characteristics. A few months ago I said my career was starting all over again and I was right.
"I love the Lazio fans and the people of this city, while it's great to have a big meal at the restaurant and I can't resist admiring the Colosseum."
The 27-year-old has scored eight times in Serie A for the Rome giants this season.