The international break is now behind us and Lazio are ready to immerse itself in the difficult matches over the next few weeks. Today, the stretch of challenges begins with newly promoted Empoli. Simone Inzaghi presented the challenge to a press conference at the Formello today.

How is Lazio doing?: “The squad worked very hard and very well; those who stayed and had no international commitments. The others are back in good condition, – since Wednesday we have all been together. We know that tomorrow will be a very insidious match.”

The physical brilliance?: “The data says we’re fine, on a physical level the team has had three good matches. I’m happy with the victory against Frosinone, it was a goal achieved.
We would have had less suffering with a goal in the first half.”

What will we see today against Empoli?: “I want to see a humble and compact Lazio, we must have a very good approach and a very delicate match awaits us.”

The national matches?: “I personally have not seen the national games, I know they have all done their best. Both Immobile and Milinkovic will have even more desire to demonstrate their quality. It is they who must make the difference, I value and trust them.”

Injured players?: “Berisha started working again in the field, then had a relapse. He has been cautious, in the last two days I’ve seen him play well. We are waiting for him because he will be an important player. Luiz Felipe is following his protocol, we’ll see next week. It will take a little longer for Lukaku.”

What answers do you expect from the team?: “We are at the beginning of the season, but we are starting a terrible and difficult cycle, we will have to be ready. I will always have to make the best choices, there will be many close matches and we will have to face one game at a time without bumping our heads.”

What kind of an opponent is Empoli?: “Andreazzoli is a very good coach, he took over the team and let them play the best football in Serie B. They started very well, it’s a tricky trip and a delicate match. We have to give continuity after the victory with Frosinone.”

Is there a chance to see Correa starting soon?: “I still have to choose, in these past 15 days he has worked very well, he set the pace. We will see if he can start from the first minute or get him into the game against Empoli, but I’m very happy with how he is training.”


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