Day 7 of Lazio’s Pre-Season Retreat: Offensive & Defensive Penalty Area Tactics

Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri worked on penalty area movements and pressuring possession in today’s training session in Auronzo di Cadore.

As reported by Italian media outlet La Lazio Siamo Noi earlier today, the 62-year-old Italian coach started today’s session with the defenders, who started with athletic work whilst the midfielders and forwards stayed in the gym.

Sarri oversaw the defensive movements in the penalty area, with attention being paid to marking and reading crosses.

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Whilst the defenders continued their tactical work, the rest of the squad piled onto the side pitch to do athletic work.

Spanish goalkeeper Pepe Reina was absent for most of the session, suffering from muscle strain.

Upon the conclusion of the defensive work, the defenders went into the gym, with the midfielders and forwards now starting work on the penalty area tactics and pressuring the defence. 

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In the afternoon session, the players lined up in two 4-3-3 systems, with both sides working to develop offensive movements.

Following this, the players kicked off another tactical exercise, working on avoiding the opponent’s pressure and quickly recycling possession. 

Finally, the squad player a mini-match at the end of the session, with goals from Felipe Anderson and Felipe Caicedo. Goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha also won applause for two great saves.

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