Sassuolo coach Alessio Dionisi is excited for tonight’s match against Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio.
Speaking to gathered reporters in a press conference (via LazioNews24) yesterday, the 41-year-old Italian coach first commented on the strengths of the Biancocelesti and their mindset heading into the match.
Lazio are a team and they will come here to win. But we want to do the same. It will be a game to play for.
On an individual level they have something more, but on a collective level we have to think we can play for the win.
The fact that they will come to play the game could create chances for us. Then we should be good at defending.
I’m not in the habit of drawing up fixture lists, because then the calculations made before the games are over, also because if I think of all three at the same time I see them as difficult.
In fact, this match is already a difficult obstacle. We have to show that we’re the same as we were in the second half of Spezia, but we’re also the same as we were in the first half.
He gave his thoughts on Biancocelesti coach Maurizio Sarri.
We are talking about a top coach. It would be a privilege if there was something of his football in my game. He is a coach that I don’t have to describe.
Then he is Tuscan like me. He has an important CV, an extraordinary career, so I don’t know.
Finally, Dionisi spoke about the Sarri’s impact on the Lazio squad.
Absolutely, it’s starting to show.
He has changed the look, something has changed, not only in the system of play, but also in the setting, in imposing his own game.
Sassuolo currently sit 12th in the Serie A table after 16 games, with 20 points. The Neroverdi have only won once in their last five games, but they are showing positive signs under young coach Dionisi, who came in this summer to replace Roberto De Zerbi.
Lazio are looking for the full three points in tonight’s match against the Neroverdi, currently sitting in 8th place behind rivals Roma.