Lazio is on the heels of a dramatic win over Napoli on matchday 13. The Biancocelesti came into the fixture with back-to-back winless results in its previous two games, but the win over Napoli pushed the side closer to a top-four standing in the Serie A table.
Former Lazio midfielder Antonio Lopez watched the club’s fixture against Napoli and was relatively pleased with how the team responded to recent adversity. He believes that this win was a grand showing and one that was much-needed for Simone Inzaghi’s side. Lopez touched on the win in speaking to Lazio’s official website.
Sunday night’s match had to involve a victory to rearrange the standings. Now the Biancocelesti are three points behind fourth place. Napoli had just returned from a defeat in Milan full of controversy.
Inzaghi’s team was good at not making mistakes. Had they not been able to obtain the three points, the ranking would have started to manifest some problems. Victory came at the right time.
As mentioned, the win over Napoli pushed Lazio a bit closer to a top-four standing in the table as it is now three points behind fourth-place side AS Roma. Lopez touched on the importance of securing another top-four finish in league play.
Now the team must keep their heads on the championship. The Champions League commitment will arrive in several weeks. The club and the players themselves have the ambition to be among the top four once again. The championship is balanced and exciting. There is no team that has already run away.
Lazio can once again move up in the league standings if it is able to come away with a key win over AC Milan, which is set to be another pivotal first half of the season fixture for the Biancocelesti.