Simone Inzaghi, Source: Gianluca Di Marzio
Simone Inzaghi, Source: Gianluca Di Marzio

 

Lazio ended the season in high scoring fashion with 89 goals scored in Serie A TIM. Only Bayern Munich of Germany, Paris Saint Germain of France, Real Madrid and Barcelona on Spain, and Manchester City of England scored more during the season. However, the obvious Achilles tendon this season for Lazio has been the defense. Lazio conceded 49 goals this season which in reality put Lazio at 10th place in Serie A – something that cannot go unseen and unaware.

During the season Simone Inzaghi said this concerning the criticism of the lacking Lazio defense: “We could defend more and certainly concede less goals, but this is not my way of understanding football”.

The defending unit of top competitors in the league such as Juventus, Napoli, Roma and Inter, have not been conceded more than 30 goals this season: a big difference and maybe the big factor that puts Lazio outside of the Champions League spots. In addition to this, Lazio has only got managed 5 points from these 8 matches against the top sides. Far too little points head-to-head to be a real challenger in Serie A TIM next season.

From these stats Inzaghi and the club are during the summer, said to begin to taking about the improvements to be made to the biancoceleste defense. They will do it down in detail. According to the press review of Radiosei, they will proceed with video analysis of the errors committed.

It is clear to say that the weak points of the defense must be eliminated, those of the strongest teams must be analyzed and exploited in order for Lazio to be successful next season, but is there a risk that if Inzaghi strengthens up, and focuses more on the defensive aspect of the game, that Lazio’s offensive fire power will be dampened in the process?