Lazio’s Inzaghi: “With So Many Players Absent It’s Difficult to Rotate Ahead of UCL”

Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi discussed tomorrow’s Serie A clash against Sampdoria in an interview with Italian radio broadcaster Lazio Style Radio (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) earlier today.

Tomorrow we have a complicated game against a healthy opponent with one of the best coaches around. They’ll do everything they can to create problems for us, as they did in the first leg, and we’re trying to prepare for it in the best possible way.

Our streak of six consecutive victories was interrupted in Milan where we would have deserved more, we played a very good match but with some mistakes and facilitated by the first two goals, one the result of a rebound and the other a penalty.

The 44-year-old Italian coach then touched on the defense in tomorrow’s match.

We have some absences but we are used to them in these years, we will try to make a virtue of necessity.

There’s Musacchio who has an extra week of work, there’s Parolo who has played in that position many times because unfortunately we’re always in an emergency when it comes to defenders.

It’s the desire, the running and the aggressiveness that the guys will put on the pitch that will count more than the tactical aspect.

Finally, Inzaghi discussed if he will rotate the squad ahead of next week’s Champions League clash against Bayern Munich.

With so many players missing it’s difficult. We’re happy to face the best team in the world on Tuesday but right now my thoughts are 100% on Sampdoria because at the moment that’s the main thing for us. Today we’ll train and then I’ll decide what to do about tomorrow’s game.

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