His third Coppa Italia and fifth trophy since becoming the President of Lazio. Claudio Lotito has transformed the Roman side into a top 4 challenger in a matter of years. The final, played at the Stadio Olimpico in front of their home supporters, was decided by a header off a corner by Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and wonderful piece of skill from Joaquin Correa on a counter. Below, Lotito’s words to Rai Sport after the match.
This win is well deserved, it confirms that this team has the necessary potential for certain goals – we beat our opponent [Atalanta] justifiably. The Nerazzuri are fighting for the Champions League, we could have done the same. With this victory, we will enter the Europa League, a tournament that, if done consistently, can take you to the football world. Investments? I’ve always made them, the numbers speak for themselves. Inzaghi? His future has never been questioned. The many rumors I’ve heard are urban legends born after a few defeats. For me, he is an adopted child, I took him from the Primavera to the first team. He has the skills to stay on this bench. And I’m not saying it just because he won the Coppa Italia today.