Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri highlighted the importance of tonight’s Europa League match against Galatasaray.
Speaking to gathered reporters in a press conference (via LazioNews24) yesterday, the 62-year-old Italian coach first discussed this evening’s home match against the Turkish side.
It will be an important match, because there is a Round of 16 place at stake.
Now it will be fundamental for us to finish first, also because we would then have some free weeks to train.
The Lazio coach touched on the growth of his squad so far this campaign.
In these months we have improved. Tomorrow I hope to see our best version.
The opponent will be difficult, also because they haven’t conceded goals away.
The injury is minor.
Now we will see if he will be able to play, otherwise we will make other choices.
He provided an update on his possible contract extension with the club.
We need to plan moves for the future. I often talk to the president.
In any case, for me, the conditions are in place to do all this, but then we’ll see.
The 62-year-old Italian coach spoke about the need to find some consistency now.
For us, order must become a constant. Because it’s through order that quality increases.
The keyword now for us is to be consistent.
The direct elimination depends a lot on luck. In individual matches it is a component that always affects it and it also does so in the draw.
This year the level of the Europa League is higher. There will also be high-level teams coming in from the Champions League.
We have to think round by round and going forward will depend on many factors.
The problems he had affected him. Now he’s training well and growing.
He has technique and stamina. He can really make an important contribution.
The winner of tonight’s match will qualify directly for the Europa League Round of 16, whilst the second place team will have to face a third-placed Champions League team in a playoff in February.