Benevento coach Pippo Inzaghi hoped that his brother Simone would be available for Lazio’s Serie A clash against the Campania-based side this weekend.

Speaking in an interview with Italian broadcaster Sky Sports Italia (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) yesterday, the 47-year-old Italian first spoke about Benevento’s position in the league table.

We have an eight-point lead over the relegation zone with eight days to go. It’s all in our hands. Of course, a positive result against Sassuolo today would have given us a great boost.

We’ve surprised a lot of people in this league, but we need to get back to scoring points next time out. We need at least seven to eight.

He touched on the team’s current form.

I’ve often had to change my system of play because of absences throughout the year. We must continue to be carefree, even if at this stage of the year the points are crucial.

We’ll move on because we’re on the right track. I’m getting back to having everyone available, especially the trequartisti.

Having two systems available is important. We’re close to a goal that would crown our two-year journey. But to reach it we need to pedal hard.

Pippo spoke about the condition of his brother Simone and his family, who all tested positive for Covid-19 last week.

I hope he and his family are well soon. He should have the new test on Saturday. I hope his wife will soon be healthy, she should be back home this evening.

My grandchildren have made me very worried. To find him next to me on the bench would make me very happy, despite being a great pain. But health comes first.

Finally, Inzaghi discussed if he or Simone gets hurt when one loses to the other.

Of course. We’ve faced each other from the bench before. Lazio are a great team and very well coached. We have to believe that we can score against such a team.


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