Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri oversaw the Biancocelesti’s second day of their pre-season training camp in Auronzo di Cadore.

As reported by Italian media outlet La Lazio Siamo Noi earlier today, Sarri started today’s session at 10:30 am, kicking off with the defenders on the pitch whilst the rest of the squad remained in the gym. They were also joined by the goalkeepers, doing stretches and warm-ups before simple passing exercises.

The 62-year-old Italian coach worked closely with the defence, personally briefing them and showing them the movements he wanted to be learned. He was pleased to see the progress as the work progressed. 

He spoke closely with goalkeeper Pepe Reina, wanting the Spaniard to be a vocal leader who takes responsibility for defensive mistakes.


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Around 120 fans watched the morning session, which was entirely focused on the defense and their movements. The squad left the pitch at around 11:30 am, taking a break until the afternoon.

The entire Lazio squad returned to the pitch at 5:40 pm that afternoon, carrying out a warmup under Sarri’s watchful gaze.

The work started with a technical exercise on the ball under the orders of assistant coach Giovanni Martusciello. Sarri watched closely.

The former Napoli and Juventus coach then started a drill working on building up attacking movements. He was loud and constantly shouting to the squad, communicating his ideas and what he wants the play to look like.


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As the technical drills continued, Sarri worked closely with the defenders and midfielder Lucas Leiva, showing them exactly what he wants. He spoke with Leiva for almost three minutes, focusing on his movements which must be kept in line with the ball.

The Lazio squad then split into two teams to play a mini-game, in which Vedat Muriqi scored the only two goals.

The session was then complete, with the players retiring to the dressing room.