Speaking to Il Corriere dello Sport, Lazio president Claudio Lotito gave his thoughts on a number of topics.
LOTITO ON INZAGHI – “I would be sorry if he asked me to resign, he is like a family member. I invested so much into him, even on a human level. His renewal? We already had a commitment that we would see. Certainly Simone does not sign an annual contract. If Inzaghi is such a talented young coach, why didn’t Juventus take him four years ago? I am used to taking agricultural land and transforming it into a building. “
TARE – “Tare was a player and I wanted him as a sports director. Today everyone says he is a great sports director. They have all grown thanks to a president who supports them and tries to give the opportunity to express themselves. We are a fresh and young approach to moral and professional qualities. “
COPPA ITALIA – “We won it deservedly, thanks also to the contribution of Simone Inzaghi. My team is made up of people who have a certain philosophy and a certain responsibility. After the party we had a dinner where they danced until 6.45 am. I mean my role a bit like the father of the family, who must correct mistakes and bring people back to the right place, but I have never replaced the role of either the coach or the ds.”
LOTITO IN THE MARKET – “I am the president, not the ds. Normally the ds and the coach evaluate profiles, the sports director then talks to me.”
MILINKOVIC – “I believe that Milinkovic is the best Serie A midfielder: he is certainly young, he has great opportunities for growth. I never made an economic evaluation on him alone: if I had done it, I would have sold him last year.”
ADEKANYE – “We can say that he is a Lazio player. The bet term is improper: for us he is an investment, we make choices and we focus on players who have qualities. For foreigners then there is a problem of adaptation: the abilities of the ds and the coach is also that of amortizing these situations.”
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