Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with the team’s performance in the 3-0 win over Bologna yesterday.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster DAZN (via LazioNews24) after the game, the 63-year-old Italian coach first reacted to the confident victory.
We played a good game, we had to be more clinical already in the first half. We dribbled low, then in the second half we closed it down. The trend of the last few months has been confirmed apart from the Coppa Italia match.
The Lazio coach gave his thoughts on Mattia Zaccagni, who scored a brace in the win over Bologna.
Zaccagni is a player who has a lot of quality and he adapts well. He had a couple of injuries when he first arrived, he doesn’t attack too much when he’s deep and doesn’t score and today he scored by doing just that.
He listens a lot, he tries to improve himself. He’s a very strong player who’s still not 100%. He’s a bit different to Insigne in terms of his characteristics, he needs to play as Zaccagni.
Sarri commented on the video work the Biancocelesti squad are doing in training.
We worked on the monitor, we played 63 hours ago and on the pitch we couldn’t do great things. We corrected the line work, unfortunately in today’s football you have to work a lot with video.
I was a lover of the week, of working on the field, of improving individuals, today it seems like we are doing the director, we are very much on the video and little on the field.
The 63-year-old Italian coach spoke about the team’s growth over the last few months.
The important thing is that in the last three months the team has done well, we have only lost three games. This is no longer a black-out team, we can give consistency.
For me we’re stronger, we have the ability to have a physical and mental capacity every three days. We are improving but we are still not at our best.
He discussed new signing Jovane Cabral, who joined Lazio on transfer deadline day from Sporting.
Cabral came back from a 40-day long injury, he arrived with an organic condition inferior to the rest of the group, we made him a personalised workout, he will probably work tomorrow as well to bring him in condition. Yesterday I thought he was already brighter.
Finally, Sarri discussed midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
I was joking with Sergio, I told him I’ve found a way to p*ss him off again today!
Lazio’s win over Bologna means that they now sit 6th in the Serie A table after 25 games, three points ahead of Roma and one behind 5th place Atalanta. Their next match is against Porto on Thursday evening, the first leg of a Europa League knockout qualification round.