From the Mirko Fersini field of Formello where the Lazio U19’s are currently playing Sassuolo, we move to the press room of the Centro Sportivo, where Mister Simone Inzaghi speaks for the press conference ahead of Lazio vs Sampdoria tomorrow: “On Wednesday the team played a great test in a race important and complicated, and it was deservedly won”.
“Tomorrow comes Sampdoria and we have to be ready. I respect Mr. Stefano Pioli (Coach of Fiorentina who they beat on Wednesday after a controversial match), but I do not get influenced by the rumors: we must remain focused on the challenge against the blucerchiati”.
“The fans have been fantastic: the boys have given their soul for these colors. I hope to see a Stadio Olimpico very busy with our colours, as in the last home game against Roma”.
“Some players have not fully trained in the last few days, Radu and Parolo are two players who always want to be on the pitch – tomorrow I will make my assessments. Everyone is available except Murgia (suspended), Luis Alberto (suspended) and Patric (injured).
“In the derby we had not granted anything until the numerical inferiority. For the Fiorentina match it was a challenge. We are working on the defensive phase. Strakosha is well, and is available. I do not think about the next games but only the next against Sampdoria.”
“Tomorrow we face an opponent capable of creating many problems. Coach Giampaolo is a trained tactician who manages to give so much organization to his teams. In this Serie A season, everything is still all open, it’s a nice championship.”
“Milinkovic has a great performance in Florence. Lucas Leiva and him helped us a lot, especially in the second half: i’m satisfied with his recent performance, tomorrow he will be on the field and will give his best.”
“We are doing well and we have to stay where we are. Closing in the first four places seemed like something unexpected; the last climb is still missing and we will try to do our best to get a Champions League spot”.
“Felipe Anderson, Caicedo and Nani are available to replace Luis Alberto – whoever is called upon will give the maximum”.