Lazio Women defender Camilla Labate highlighted the preparations that are underway ahead of next season.

Speaking in an interview with Italian radio broadcaster Lazio Style Radio earlier today, the 22-year-old Italian defender looked ahead to the Biancocelesti’s return to Serie A.

We are thinking about next season. The technical staff have sent us a training program in view of next year. We have to follow these programmes well in order to be at our best for the preparation.

It was only after the prize-giving ceremony at the Campidoglio that we realised the prestige of the goal we had achieved.

At a certain point in the season, it seemed unthinkable to reach the top of the table. Since the arrival of coach Morace, we have grown day by day and achieved our goal.

She spoke about the incredible work of coach Carolina Morace and how she’s helped the whole squad grow.

Everything has changed with Morace, spirit, attitude and the desire of all of us to leave our mark on this promotion.

Carolina has made us grow a lot, she has incredible experience and has dragged the locker room emotionally at a time when the team had lost confidence.

The award ceremony at the Campidoglio? It was an incredible emotion and a fairytale setting.

Finally, Labate touched on the win in the derby against Roma and the team’s mindset heading into Serie A.

The victory in the derby will be unforgettable, as well as the success obtained on the last day of the season. This last victory was the crowning achievement of our chase for the title.

We knew we were the strongest team in the league, but it only became apparent from a certain point in the season. We have to arrive at the Serie A with the right desire to prove our worth.

The 22-year-old Labate signed for the Biancocelesti in the January transfer window, joining from San Marino. She was a product of Roma’s youth system but highlighted after her arrival that she has been a Lazio fan since she was little.

Lazio Women finished top of Serie B Women after 26 games, sitting four points ahead of Pomigliano. The team only lost one match all season, against Ravenna at the end of January.


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