Former Lazio midfielder Marco Parolo thinks that coach Maurizio Sarri has to change the squad’s mentality.
Speaking in an interview with Italian newspaper Il Messaggero (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the DAZN pundit spoke about the issues facing the Biancocelesti this season and the work that the 62-year-old Italian coach needs to do.
An experienced maestro like Sarri can and must change the mentality. At Juve these drops in intensity don’t happen, because real champions know how to reset and play in the same way against both big and small teams.
At Lazio there were no such downs only when there were no Cups and we played once a week. I think of the first years of Pioli and Inzaghi and in the Covid year.
I think it’s all mental and not physical. In short, the head takes over. The players have to find their determination inside themselves.
The 3-2 Derby della Capitale win against Roma seemed like a key moment for Sarri and the Lazio squad, following a four-game winless run, and they seemingly confirmed their rebound with a 2-0 with over Lokomotiv Moscow last week.
The loss to the Rossoblu highlights that the 62-year-old Italian coach still needs to work closely with the squad to imprint a winning mentality.
Lazio’s next game is against Simone Inzaghi’s Inter on 16th October, after the International break.