Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi was positive after Italy’s 2-1 win over Belgium in the Nations League third place match.
Speaking in an interview with Italian radio broadcaster Rai Sport (via LazioNews24) yesterday, the 33-year-old Italian defender first spoke about the loss to Spain last week and the importance of the win over Belgium.
It’s okay to lose a match after thirty-seven consecutive positive results. Today we restarted as we have always done, losing can happen but today we played well.
In my opinion we are all going through a period of decline.
We play a lot, but we are a great squad and we’re trying to go forward despite the fatigue because we are strong.
The Lazio defender then discussed the upcoming two 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Switzerland and Northern Italy next month.
Against Switzerland we will play at home at the Olimpico, we must absolutely win as we did today.
We will go on the field with serenity knowing that it will be a decisive match, but with optimism.
In that time, he has provided two assists and been solid defensively, but a red card in the 3-0 loss to Bologna before the international break has soured his start a little.