Lazio wing-back Manuel Lazzari will have to reinvent himself as a right-back if he wants to fit into Maurizio Sarri’s squad.
As reported by Italian radio broadcaster Radiosei (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) earlier today, the 27-year-old Italian has been the Biancocelesti’s right wing-back in Simone Inzaghi’s 3-5-2 system for the last two years, having success in the position.
The arrival of Sarri, however, means that the formation and system will change into a 4-3-3, leaving the former SPAL man on the sidelines a little.
Lazzari will therefore have to reinvent himself if he wants to carve out a spot in Sarri’s starting 11, and so he’ll have to learn to utilize his qualities, such as his running and transitional play, in a different system.
There is work to be done for certain, but the 27-year-old Italian has already shown himself to be a humble player with a strong footballing intelligence, and so he’ll work hard to impress the 62-year-old Italian coach.