Lazio has five fixtures remaining in their 2020-21 season, and the Biancocelesti eye finishing in Serie A’s top four and have UEFA Champions League football for the second consecutive season.
Ahead of Lazio’s matchup against ACF Fiorentina, former manager Delio Rossi spoke to newspaper Leggo (via Lazio News) regarding the fixture and what he expects from Simone Inzaghi’s side, who needs the victory.
It will be an important crossroads of the season. In any case, Lazio must try to win all their remaining matches because they are behind the others in points. The match in Florence is the most difficult even if there is also the derby against Roma, but in this case, you cannot make calculations because the race for a top four spot is not determined by a single team. On this day, a draw between Juventus and Milan would be a great advantage in case of Lazio securing victory at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.
The next topic in the interview concerned Lazio’s pursuit of a top-four finish in Serie A. The Rome-based club sits five points away from fourth place, and with a game in hand, they have a puncher’s chance to clinch a spot for Champions League spot for the 2021-22 campaign.
In this COVID championship, with a compacted calendar and teams that do not have consistent performances, the season is unpredictable. Lazio had a bad match against Napoli but then dominated Milan; meanwhile Cagliari stopped Napoli. In my opinion, Lazio has many chances to go to the Champions League.
Finally, the interview concluded with Rossi discussing the contract extension between Lazio and Inzaghi. Despite the former manager stating that the 45-year-old is the perfect man for the job. However, he does add that if the signature is missing, then there’s something going on behind the scenes that the public might not know.
Simone knows this environment very well because he has been with Lazio for 20 years, and above all, he knows Lotito well and has a fraternal relationship with the sporting director [Igli Tare]. Everyone wants the same thing, but if the signature is still missing, it means that there are things that we do not know.