Simone Inzaghi has got Lazio off to a reasonably slow start to the season but understandably so given the opening two fixtures scheduled against Napoli and Juventus, last season’s top two. Speaking to Rai Radio 1 Sport, Via CalcioMercato, Inzaghi spoke about several topics, including his aims, the team and that phone call with Lotito:
THE FORMATION: “It remains 3-5-2. In football you can always change, but I think that the boys in this year and a half have acquired good tactics. The players know what to do on the field, then you can change according to the opponent: the formation counts up to a certain point, then the important thing is the interpretation of the individual.”
JOAQUIN CORREA – “We wanted him, he has so much quality and great physical skills, he skips past the man and he has strength, he will certainly give us a hand. We chose him with the board to replace Felipe Anderson, in the early matches he entered well and is made available to the staff, I am very confident.”
FRANCESCO ACERBI – “He has started well, had the strength to play many years in Serie A and, despite his age, he had a great desire to have a great opportunity for the post de Vrij role and is a guy who still wants to improve; I am very happy that he is in our squad.”
NAPOLI AND JUVENTUS – “Are the two to be beaten again? Having faced them I think they will play the same role as last season, they are great teams with two excellent coaches like Allegri and Ancelotti, they will be protagonists with Napoli that has a big squad, but Juve remains a step above all.”
LOTITO CALL? – “These are conversations that happen in all the teams, him and I have a great relationship and we simply took a break, we have been working together since 2004, everything ended with a big laugh.”
LEAGUE OR EUROPE? – “Difficult question and they were also puzzling me last year, we will try to honour everything at our best: with this mentality last season, the team won an Italian Super Cup and lost the Italian Cup semi-final at the fifteenth penalty. Maximum commitment without thinking about one competition or another.”
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