Former Lazio defender Ernesto Calisti discussed the Biancocelesti’s upcoming Champions League clash against Club Brugge, the win against Spezia on the weekend and Brazilian midfielder Andreas Pereira in an interview with Italian radio broadcaster Radiosei earlier today.
We thought the win against Spezia was a piece of cake but it wasn’t, we were lucky but it’s those games that’re won in a dirty way which gives you even more courage.
Of course, they were thinking about the Champions League, we saw that with the changes that Inzaghi made. It was important to get these three points and then think about the game against Club Brugge, which is the game of the moment.
He spoke about the play of 24-year-old Brazilian Andreas Pereira, who is currently on loan from Manchester United.
He has to play behind the strikers, that’s his role, he found difficulties due to Spezia’s pressure and high pace.
I have to give credit also to Spezia, Lazio always plays to dictate the match but we have to give credit to the opponent who put our midfielders in trouble.
Finally, Calisti spoke about this evening’s vital Champions League encounter with Club Brugge, who are only two points behind the Biancocelesti in Group F.
I expect a game from Lazio, they have nothing to lose and will play to the death. We have to be careful without thinking that a draw is good, we have to play with attention and concentration.
Lately, there is a too much sloppy play at the back, Acerbi on Saturday wasn’t perfect, you can’t make these mistakes against Brugge.