Former coach Sven Goran Eriksson expects Lazio fans to give Inter coach Simone Inzaghi a warm welcome tomorrow.
Speaking in an interview (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the former Biancocelesti and England coach first spoke about Inzaghi’s emotions heading into tomorrow’s game.
Lazio vs Inter is a match of Inzaghi’s heart. His 22 years at Roma cannot be erased. What I can say about him is that he is a determined, decisive and very sensitive guy.
His heart will beat fast tomorrow, but at the starting whistle it will all end.
Eriksson revealed when he suffered a similar feeling during his coaching career.
I found myself in a similar situation, perhaps even more difficult. In fact, when I coached England, I met Sweden twice at the World Cup.
It must be said, however, that I have always thought that my compatriots were proud of me.
Simone was very young when he was playing and I was coaching, yet he had an incredible professionalism and dedication.
He knew everything about every player and knew every secret of whoever was going to mark him.
I expected him to be a coach, but it takes a long time to get to the top. Let’s just say I’m pleasantly surprised.
He discussed what kind of welcome he expects for Inzaghi at the Stadio Olimpico.
Tomorrow I expect a lot of applause, which is more than deserved. The fans should stand up. Inzaghi has given everything for Lazio and I am sure he will be recognised.
This is my invitation to the Lazio fans, people I know well.
The Swede gave his thoughts on coach Maurizio Sarri.
For years, he has been one of the most interesting coaches and one who is able to make his teams play better.
In Turin he has also shown he knows how to win. I am confident about his adventure at Lazio, but we must be patient.
Finally, Eriksson discussed what life looks like for him now and what he is up to.
I’m in Sweden, enjoying a quiet life, traveling and seeing a lot of football and sports in general. I also try to practice it.
For example, I’m going to play padel now. But I prefer to play singles and not doubles. I mean, I remain a coach, I always like to make my own decisions.
Tomorrow’s match at the Stadio Olimpico will be a tough challenge for Sarri and the Lazio squad, who are looking to bounce back after their painful 3-0 loss to Bologna before the international break.
Inzaghi’s Inter currently sit in third place in the league table after seven games, remaining undefeated as the 45-year-old Italian coach flexes his muscles in the Lombardy capital.