Maurizio Sarri noted his concerns regarding the upcoming summer transfer window following Lazio’s 3-3 draw with Hellas Verona.
The Biancocelesti’s point was enough to secure a fifth place finish in the league, ahead of intercity rivals Roma. The 63-year-old Italian coach is now expecting a number of reinforcements to arrive over the next few months, something that never seems easy for Lazio.
It was a difficult path, full of difficulties. Then the desire of the guys gave us the chance to grow.
The Lazio coach then underlined his concerns regarding the number of players who could depart the club over the coming months.
Let’s see how the situation will be next year, because the risk of losing some players is there, we have many with expiring contracts. We have many players in demand on the market. The risk of doing a new ‘year zero’ is there.
He highlighted his appreciation of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic when discussing which players in particular he’d like to keep. The Serbian midfielder has been heavily linked with a move away this summer, with clubs like Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United both reportedly keen.
We have to talk to the club about the future. I can make a contribution by saying what I think from a technical point of view. I would be very happy to start again with Sergej.
Finally, Sarri spoke about his first year in Rome with Lazio and the season ahead.
I’m happy that at a certain point in the season the squad cemented itself. At a certain point I saw the squad’s desire to exchange footballing beliefs. From a tactical point of view, this defensive fragility is something to be solved.