Former Lazio forward Tommaso Rocchi discussed the Biancocelesti’s upcoming Serie A clash against Inter on Sunday in an interview with Italian radio broadcaster Lazio Style Radio (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) earlier today.
It will be a fascinating game, difficult for both teams. The Nerazzurri are doing well, they have a great squad, but Lazio are coming off a great run and with a full squad they’re hard to beat.
I expect an open game and I hope the Biancocelesti will be able to express their full potential.
The 43-year-old Italian spoke about two key players in the fixture, Luis Alberto and Nicolo Barella.
They’ll be crucial, but so will the wing backs of the two teams. They can make the difference.
Barella is having a great season, but Lazio have perhaps the best midfield in Serie A.
He touched on the battle between defender Francesco Acerbi and striker Romelu Lukaku.
It will be interesting to see the duel between Acerbi and Lukaku. The Lazio centre-back will have to be intelligent and understand when to use his physicality and when to wait and stall the striker.
Rocchi spoke about Biancocelesti star Ciro Immobile.
It’s incredible the way he’s managing to always be decisive and continuous. He’s generous, a leader. He’s fundamental.
The former Lazio forward spoke about some memories of this fixture from his career.
The goal against Inter in the Super Cup will remain unforgettable and I remember it perfectly. We played at our best and made the most of the opportunity.
We played against an impressive team that went on to win everything. I have no regrets in football. I carry with me the negative moments as well as the positive ones, it’s all part of a footballer’s career.
Finally, Rocchi looked ahead to Lazio’s Champions League match against reigning European champions Bayern Munich.
Lazio will have to be convinced of their own means and have the strength to give everything against a great team.
When you play at your best it’s difficult for anyone to face you. Inzaghi’s guys must have no regrets but above all they must have confidence in themselves. Anything can happen in football.