Lazio will head on the road to the Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi, where they’ll face Hellas Verona FC. With manager Simone Inzaghi testing positive for the coronavirus, assistant coach Massimiliano Farris is taking the reigns as the manager for this match. 

Farris spoke to the media ahead of the matchup against Hellas Verona, and Lazio News relayed his comments. One of the first questions that Farris touched on is Inzaghi’s message to the squad as the Italian tactician isolates with his family. 

A special week. We learned about Inzaghi’s [COVID-19] positivity, and he and his family must keep well. Thanks to technology, he interacted with the team. He had talks with the boys, and they responded optimally. We lacked his physical presence, but his charisma has reached us.

Farris would then touch on the squad heading into the match against Hellas Verona FC. 

Hellas Verona is a strong team that plays well. They have very clear football concepts. They make aggression their primary weapon, and we will have to counter them from the point of view of physical intensity. Our journey towards the Champions League will pass from this match. We come from three consecutive victories. We’re fine.