Lega Serie A responded to Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri’s criticism regarding the scheduling of Bologna vs Lazio this weekend.
As discussed in a statement (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) yesterday, the league were not impressed with the 62-year-old Italian coach’s complaints regarding the match schedule.
Lega Serie A welcomes with amazement the statements made by coach Maurizio Sarri regarding the scheduling of next Sunday’s championship match between Bologna and Lazio, following a European commitment of the Biancocelesti.
It is surprising that a coach who is a winner in Italy and in Europe does not remember that the regulations of international competitions require at least 48 hours between two matches, a distance that is widely respected in this specific case.
Sarri himself, moreover, has already experienced an identical situation several times in his English experience when, after the Thursday UEFA Europa League matches with Chelsea, he often took to the pitch at lunchtime the following Sunday.
Add to this the fact that this type of scheduling happens in every league, it has already happened in Italy and it will also happen to other Serie A teams this coming November.
Coach Sarri complained in a press conference yesterday about the fact that Lazio will have to play Bologna on Sunday afternoon, only a few days after facing Lokomotiv Moscow in the Europa League this evening.
Tonight’s Europa League match against Lokomotiv Moscow is key for Sarri and the Biancocelesti squad, following their painful 1-0 loss to Galatasaray in the opening game. Securing points today is vital.
Lazio’s 3-2 Derby della Capitale win against Roma on the weekend has broken the team’s run of poor form and so a win tonight would show some consistency after an underwhelming start to the season.