Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri was happy with his team’s progress following their 3-0 win against Salernitana.
Speaking first in an interview with Italian broadcaster DAZN (via LazioNews24) after the game, the 62-year-old Italian coach commented on the victory over Salernitana yesterday.
Finally after a lead we continued to play apart from a black-out of 5 minutes at the beginning of the second half.
For the rest we controlled the whole match.
He touched on the strengths of talismanic striker Ciro Immobile.
Immobile is an atypical finisher because he is not selfish but is completely available for the defensive phase, great behaviour in the locker room.
An extraordinary captain.
After Bologna we talked and took a look at the team’s history, at the technical and physical efficiency levels, we understood that Lazio has had ups and downs for two years, especially after good performances and with less strong teams.
We have to be careful, understand if the last four games are just a reaction or a change of mentality.
During training, they cheat you because the day before they can have a great session and then in the match they are dead on the field. My feeling is still good.
Luis Alberto has understood that if I have to tell him something I say it to his face in front of everyone, at the beginning this seemed strange to him.
Now we have got to know each other and living together is easier. He’s a peculiar but intelligent guy.
The 62-year-old Italian coach discussed a possible contract renewal with Lazio that would tie him to the club until 2025.
I don’t know what to say about the contract, it is an embryonic thing, if Lotito calls me in the next few days we will talk about it.
I feel great here, I enjoy myself. Great fans, helpful and patient. I did not expect this. If the president wants there will be no problem.
He commented on the high-flying successes of Luciano Spalletti’s Napoli this season.
Being a coach in Naples when the team is doing well is an indescribable feeling, I am happy that Spalletti is doing well and I think he can understand me.
Sarri then discussed the team’s growth when speaking to gathered reporters in a press conference.
We lost some points due to inexplicable blackouts, we have the feeling that we can be competitive, in life you need to look up in order not to flatten ambitions.
This, however, is a year of construction, we must lay the foundations for the future.
We hope to obtain the best possible result but the most important feeling at the end of the year must be that we have built something.
The 62-year-old Italian coach highlighted the team’s strong performances in their last four games.
We also seem to be growing in terms of solidity, in the last four we have conceded goals in Bergamo and Marseille, which are difficult environments.
In the offensive dangerousness we give the feeling of being able to score at any time.
Finally, Sarri commented on how Salernitana hit the woodwork twice in the match yesterday.
On the second post hit by Salernitana the result was marked, on the first it was partially in the balance, then 90 minutes have certified our victory.