Former Lazio midfielder Marco Parolo explained his hug with Lucas Leiva following the Biancocelesti’s derby win over Roma on Sunday.

Speaking in an interview with Italian radio broadcaster Lazio Style Radio (via LazioNews24) yesterday, the DAZN commentator first touched on his embrace with his former teammate following the full-time whistle.

I was pleased on a human level, it’s a sort of certificate of esteem from him. The match was beautiful, exciting and full of individual plays. 

Lazio won it with their players who made the difference, Roma only had Zaniolo.

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He spoke about the style of Sarrismo that we will see at Lazio under the 62-year-old Italian coach.

We will see a new Sarrismo at Lazio, even if the experience at Napoli is unrepeatable. The coach has his ideas, but he moulds them according to the players he has at his disposal. 

In the past few games the team has struggled to come out from deep, relying on long balls that don’t go well with Immobile’s characteristics.

The DAZN commentator discussed the strong performance of Brazilian winger Felipe Anderson.

Yesterday he played an incredible game, with spectacular plays. I’m happy to see him back at this level. 

Every now and then he takes breaks, but I think it’s because he does a lot of defensive work.

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Finally, Parolo spoke about the work of the defence and the midfield.

Acerbi had already played with four at the back, this can give a hand to Luiz Felipe who played a great game yesterday even though he sometimes made some wrong readings. 

Pedro put in his experience, while Milinkovic advanced his centre of gravity by 5-6 metres compared to the last few outings.

Lazio’s 3-2 derby win against Roma on Sunday was incredibly important for coach Maurizio Sarri and the squad, who went four games without a win following a 2-0 loss to AC Milan.

The Roman club now sit sixth in the Serie A table after six games, with 11 points. Their next game of the season is against Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow in the Europa League on Thursday. Lazio will then travel to Bologna for their next Serie A clash.