Lazio midfielder Danilo Cataldi was clearly frustrated after the 2-1 loss to Sassuolo last night.
Speaking in an interview with Italian radio broadcaster Lazio Style Radio (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the 27-year-old Italian midfielder first commented on the team’s performance in the match against the Neroverdi.
We had a good first half, but we should have scored another goal maybe. We conceded two avoidable goals in my opinion, where we lacked in pressure.
I’m very sorry for this defeat and I hope that already on Friday we will be able to restart.
They are a strong team and we knew we had to suffer. We had to keep the ball more and make them run more.
Being ahead, we had to work with the ball more. I repeat, I’m very bitter.
Cataldi touched on the importance of various players to the Lazio squad.
Pedro gives us a big hand, given his experience. Zaccagni took a knock. Without them, as well as without Milinkovic-Savic and Luis Alberto, everything becomes more complicated.
However, I think that those who came in gave their all. For the last few months we’ve been thinking as a team and not as individuals.
He commented on the Biancocelesti’s need to work hard now in order to improve their position in the league table.
Order gives us a hand especially in the non-possession phase, because in this way we immediately bring pressure. It’s normal that when we lose we look for mistakes.
We have to grow and work hard. We can’t lose these games. We are Lazio and we cannot stay in this spot in the table.
Finally, Cataldi discussed the importance of star striker Ciro Immobile.
Today I wasn’t able to serve Ciro.
This is the most important solution we have, as he is very good at finding depth.
The 27-year-old Cataldi, who is contracted to Lazio until 2024, has made 21 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 1042 minutes. In that time, he has scored one goal and proven his quality to coach Maurizio Sarri.
Lazio’s next game is against relegation candidates Genoa on Friday this week, a key game as the squad look to bounce back.