Lazio’s showing in the 3-0 win over AS Roma can be argued that it was one of the most impressive statement performances by any team in Serie A so far this season. Even after a rollercoaster first half of the season, Lazio proved many doubters wrong by putting together a stout performance against its bitter rivals.

Former Italian defender Riccardo Ferri notes several key takeaways from the fixture. For one, he saw a difference in mentality and approach from the two sides.

Ferri spoke about the result, with comments relayed by the Italian-based outlet La Lazio Siamo Noi.

Lazio has managed now to take the game in hand, playing vertically. The Roma failed to keep possession, which is one of his strengths. The impact on the Biancocelesti match was much higher, in terms of mentality, physicality, aggression. The team immediately gave a positive impression.

Lazio now looks ahead to a key Coppa Italia Round of 16 fixture against Parma. The Biancocelesti is capable of making another deep run in this tournament.