For the first match of the season against Napoli, they were both absent. We were able to understand that, for Simone Inzaghi and Lazio, it is unsustainable to be without these two leaders in the biancoceleste starting XI. Lucas Leiva and Senad Lulic were disqualified from receiving too many yellow cards at the end of the last season, which resulted in the disqualification against the Neapolitans. However, according to reports, both will return to be amongst the starting lineup against Juventus this weekend.
The debut match of the season left bad thoughts to Inzaghi, who saw the same mental weaknesses that characterized last season. A strong start, mental lapse, and a good finish – but not good enough to correct the earlier mistakes. This is why the return of the Brazilian and the Bosnian captain is very important to Inzaghi – they are hardworking players with desire and determination, which is what Lazio must find deep within themselves in the most difficult challenge, that soon approaches. Lazio must not start the season with two losses back-to-back with Napoli and Juventus, and if they are to complete this task, they must stay focused throughout the full 90 minutes of play.
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