Lazio is currently in a downturn in Serie A play. The Biancocelesti is just coming off of a performance against Juventus in which multiple defensive miscues proved to be costly in the match. The loss to Juve kept Lazio out of the top six in the league standings.

Former Italian forward Renzo Garlaschelli signals out just how important Lazio’s upcoming league fixture against Crotone has now become. The former Lazio goal-scorer spoke to Radiosei (via Cittaceleste) about why a win is needed for the Biancocelesti in this match.

If you don’t win this match then it means that everything is over, cycle included.

Garlaschelli also sees that other players will need to step up for Lazio if the side aspires to make a late push for a top-four spot in the league standings.

I still believe that if Lazio has the chance to play its starters it’s one thing, vice versa things change. The latest signings aren’t helping, of course if fourth place doesn’t come, it will be a problem.

Lazio still has plenty of time to brush off its recent sluggish form and return to winning ways in league play.