“This Group Is Strong” – Carolina Morace Discusses Her Work Following Lazio Women’s Promotion to Serie A

By Eduardo Razo -

Lazio women are in the midst of celebrations as they’ve won Serie B and are receiving a promotion to Serie A for the 2021-22 season. As the men’s side faltered towards the end of their season, the women would finish strong to secure the league with seven consecutive victories. 

After dismissing Lazio Women coach Ashraf Seleman in February, the Biancocelesti would appoint former striker Carolina Morace, and eventually, it proved to be the right hire for the project. 

The Lazio women’s manager spoke to Gazzetta Regionale (via Lazio News) to discuss her work since taking over the reins as she’s now lead the squad to Italy’s top-flight league. 

To see the team’s work come to fruition, we had to wait for the assimilation of the physical work that we have been doing since I arrived.

In the first few outings, the team performed better in the second half, because in the locker room, I started correcting the mistakes I saw. 

What I could notice compared to those who preceded me is that the team thought a lot about their opponents. Instead, I decided to first think of our tactics; there is also our opponents, of course, but the first study must be done on oneself.

This group is strong; a girl like Francesca Pittaccio, who was not a starter when I arrived, has since become one.

Meanwhile, the squad also shares enthusiasm brought by their manager as everyone involved is ready to play in Serie A next season. Midfielder Virginia Di Giammarino spoke to the Lazio Style Channel (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) about the squad’s mood after earning promotion. 

I’m doing very well; I’m happy for the promotion to Serie A that we achieved; it was an indescribable emotion. I couldn’t have asked for more.

We started the season with a fierce desire to win every game, but a series of draws complicated our position. With the arrival of coach Morace, we changed paths.

In the beginning, we struggled, but it is normal: when we found our form, we became unstoppable, also changing on a mental level.

Working with an icon like her is the best.

Morace now has an entire summer to implement changes that she couldn’t do as she jumped on a moving ship. Also, she will have her list of transfer targets as the squad prepares for a new task in their project.

Tags Ashraf Seleman Carolina Morace Di Giammarino Francesca Pittaccio Lazio Lazio Women Morace Pittaccio Seleman Serie A Serie A Femminile Serie B Femminile Virginia Di Giammarino