Lazio are coming off a significant win over AC Milan as the Biancocelesti are looking to finish in Serie A’s top four. With a game in hand and a favorable schedule as every opponent is below eighth place, Simone Inzaghi’s side wants to control their end of the situation.
Genoa CFC are five points clear of relegation, so they’ll be fighting for something when they visit the Stadio Olimpico.
In an interview with Lazio’s official website (via Lazio News), defender Wesley Hoedt spoke about the upcoming matchup against Genoa as both squads are fighting for something. One of the first questions that Hoedt answers are his overall thoughts on the matchup.
It will be a significant match, especially after the great victory against Milan. Genoa proved to be a problematic and tiring opponent in the first leg, so we already know it will be a very tough match.
After coming away with a positive result against AC Milan, Hoedt touches on the squad’s mental state. Each game on their schedule turns into a must-win as they look to make a final push into the top four and secure UEFA Champions League football for next season.
I’ve always worked hard to improve. At the beginning of the season, I started strong, also playing well in the Champions League. Then I had a difficult period, but now the only thing that matters is to help the team finish the championship in the best possible way, that is, once again in the top four.