Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi noted the importance of bouncing back against Parma tomorrow after Sunday’s disappointing loss.
Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s match against the Emilian side (via Lazio’s official website), the 45-year-old Italian coach looked ahead to the game.
It’s an important game for us, we’re coming from the setback in Florence and we need to get back to winning ways.
Parma deserved a different spot in the table for what they did. For us these are all delicate challenges, we have to make the most of them, there are 12 points available, we will have to do our best.
The Biancocelesti coach touched on the condition of his squad ahead of the match.
Leiva and Pereira will certainly be absent due to disqualification, Milinkovic-Savic had surgery the day before yesterday, it was a bad fracture.
He won’t be there tomorrow, we hope to get him back for Saturday, we have to see how the guy will react after the operation.
Finally, Inzaghi gave some closing thoughts about Roberto D’Aversa’s Parma. They cannot escape the bottom three now and so their relegation to Serie B is already confirmed.
I am sorry for Parma’s relegation, D’Aversa and Liverani are two friends of mine in football. I’m convinced that Parma can return to Serie A as soon as possible.
A team that has many players and therefore different choices, but I’m concentrating on my guys, we also have some problems due to disqualification and injuries. We’ll have to play an important game.
The Biancocelesti have beaten Parma in their last eight consecutive league meetings, the second-longest winning streak against a single team in Serie A history.
The last time that Parma beat Lazio away was in September 2009. Since then, they’ve drawn once and lost 10 times.
Saturday evening’s 2-0 loss to Fiorentina means that the Biancocelesti cannot afford to drop any more points in their remaining four games as they look to achieve a top-four finish this season.