As a result of the work carried out in the summer transfer window, Lazio have started the season with a strong Italian core in the squad.
The failure to qualify for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar has again prompted concerns regarding the number of active Italian players in Serie A, something that figures like Azzurri coach Roberto Mancini or FIGC president Gabriele Gravina have drawn attention to in recent months.
As reported by Il Tempo (via LazioNews24), Lazio have built a strong Italian core in the squad, visible in the 3-1 win over Inter. Six of the 11 starters were Italian and two more were on the bench.
The core is made up of Ivan Provedel, Manuel Lazzari, Alessio Romagnoli, Mattia Zaccagni, Danilo Cataldi, Ciro Immobile, Nicolo Casale and Matteo Cancellieri.
The last time this many Italians were in the squad was the 2009-10 campaign, when players like Giuseppe Biava, Tommaso Rocchi and Stefano Mauri took to the pitch for the Biancocelesti.