Coach Mazzarri Satisfied Following Cagliari’s 2-2 Draw vs Lazio, “Basically, I’m Happy”

Cagliari coach Walter Mazzarri was satisfied with the Rossoblu’s 2-2 draw against Lazio yesterday evening.

Speaking in an interview with Italian broadcaster DAZN (via LazioNews24) last night, the 59-year-old Italian coach commented on his squad’s performance in the draw against the Biancocelesti.

I congratulate the guys. I bombarded them but they tried to do in every way what I had asked. We allowed almost nothing in the first half, we created a lot. 

With more energy we could have closed it out. Basically, I’m happy. They’ve already understood that I’m never satisfied.

He spoke highly of his midfielders in the match, who managed to keep Lazio duo Luis Alberto and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic quiet.

They were all good, they worked well, they stayed tight, they helped each other. 

They also had great energy to do great things in attack.

Video: Substitute Danilo Cataldi Equalizes for Lazio vs Cagliari

The Italian coach touched on the idea of playing Nahitan Nandez as a trequartista and what that means for the squad.

If Nandez understands that he can do even better, he will become even more devastating. 

He will be able to do even better by getting on the pitch more. More assists and more goals.

He spoke about how it felt to return to a coaching job, following his dismissal from Torino in February 2020.

I’ve been stationary for a long time. Without the fans, football is not football. In the meantime, I updated myself and then I came back with serenity, with the emotion of the first time. 

I concentrated on the technical-tactical aspect but also on the motivational aspect.

Finally, Mazzarri discussed his decision to keep the team a little defensive following their second goal.

That was our mistake, otherwise we would have made the 3-1. They were in a competitive trance.

Video: Ciro Immobile Scores Header to Give Lazio a 1-0 Lead vs Cagliari

Cagliari’s draw has seen them slip into the relegation zone, currently sitting 19th with two points after four games, the same as 18th place Juventus.

Lazio’s result means that they are currently 6th in the league table, although they could slip down to 7th depending on Udinese’s result against Napoli this evening.

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