Alessandro Nesta highlighted Lazio’s need for higher ambition and gave his thoughts on Paulo Dybala to Roma.
The Argentinian forward joined the Giallorossi on a free transfer last week, giving Jose Mourinho’s side a significant attacking boost ahead of the upcoming season. Lazio have had a fairly strong transfer window themselves, but all eyes are focused on Dybala and Roma now.
Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport (via LazioNews24), Nesta first discussed the arrival of Dybala at Roma and how he can help Mourinho’s side.
Dybala to Roma is a great signing, a unique player, one of the few number 10s left. With Mourinho the enthusiasm was ignited and the team did well. With Paulo a new boost will come, also with future investments.
Can he help the Giallorossi close the gap? Let’s hope not! Well, I am Lazio fan through and through, and not hypocritical. Certainly, after such an important purchase Roma must raise the bar and aspire for a place in the Champions League.
Nesta also commented on the work of Claudio Lotito and Igli Tare in the transfer market. Lazio have revitalised their squad this summer and picked up a number of key reinforcements, like Matteo Cancellieri, Marcos Antonio and Alessio Romagnoli.
Last year Lazio suffered from the change of formation. With Sarri’s tactics so many players became non-functional. Now they are fixing things.
They have kept the top players and put a few faces in, they too must aim higher than in the past.
Lazio are still working to pick up a couple more players before the start of the Serie A season, with their main focuses now being a new backup goalkeeper and a new left back.