Hernán Crespo spent two seasons with Lazio from 2000 to 2002, and the 45-year-old is now entering the coaching world.
Last season, the Argentine tactician led his Defensa y Justicia side to the Copa Sudamericana, equivalent to the UEFA Europa League in South America.
The former Lazio forward will now be managing in Brazil with São Paulo, but before taking his post, he had an interview with Il Messaggero (via Citta Celeste) where he discussed the upcoming matchup between his two former clubs.
One of the first questions that Crespo answered is who will win Serie A, but despite saying Inter Milan, the former Lazio forward does like what his ex-teammate Simone Inzaghi is building in Rome.
Looking at the standings, I would say that Inter could win the Scudetto, considering that they only have the championship to focus on. They can spend all of their energy in this competition.
Lazio is doing incredible things; they are still in the Champions League and have now recovered several players who were injured. They can give anyone a hard time, but for the Scudetto, I see Inter having the better chance of winning.
Crespo then touched on how he sees Lazio; specifically their playing style under Inzaghi. Once again, the Argentine tactician has glowing words for the Italian manager. Furthermore, Crespo recounted a memory of his former Lazio teammate.
Lazio? They play dynamic and modern football and are a good team. The harmony and knowledge among the players in the group are things that are often not considered but very important.
Inzaghi? That he was a football addict can be seen widely, and it was also seen that he had a clear vision of the game. Circumstances led him to have the Lazio bench, and he was able to earn the trust of the club, team, and people.