Lazio Women coach Carolina Morace was disappointed with the 1-0 loss to Inter Women yesterday.
Speaking in an interview with Italian radio broadcaster Lazio Style Radio after the match, the 57-year-old Italian coach commented on yesterday’s performance in the loss.
I saw a better Lazio than the one seen on the pitch against Sampdoria. It was the fourth game for us, we still haven’t fully absorbed the rhythm and we will have to take it playing in the league.
Certainly I can say that there has been a big step forward compared to the last game. I can see that the girls are still struggling a bit, it’s a question of rhythm.
She spoke about some of the positives of the match and what needs to be done.
But hearing Inter cheer at the end of the game means that we have done something positive. On the pitch I saw for some parts of the match the right movements that I ask to my girls in training.
Defensively we conceded a little less than against Sampdoria, but it was still too much. It will be a point on which we need to work. The road mapped out is the right one, the results will come.
The Lazio Women coach commented on some specific players that she has been impressed with so far.
I didn’t meet Andersen on the first day of training camp, but as soon as Monica Caprini proposed her to me I studied her carefully. She’s the prototype of the striker I like. She is very strong in dribbling and in her way of pushing forward with the ball.
She is a girl who is not afraid, even considering her 22 years. I would also like to point out that our two centre-backs, Foerdos and Thomsen, are 19 and 22 years old. We are a young team and in two or three years these young people will grow and improve even more.
Finally, Morace spoke about any tactical changes she’ll make as the season develops a little.
I’ve considered using other formations, for example against Sampdoria I played a 4-4-2 at one point. But first I want my team to get into a rhythm of playing in Serie A.
Once that’s done I’m going to change a number of formations, maybe even as the game progresses.
The Biancocelesti’s next game is against AC Milan Women on 11th September.
Morace had an incredible start in Serie B, last campaign, failing to lose a match as she guided the team back up to the Italian topflight.
A little more work and time is needed, but it’s likely that the team will remain in Serie A Femminile and not suffer relegation.