Lazio are fourth in the average Serie A spectators rankings, with the fans playing a vital part of the team’s exciting start to the season.
The impact of the supporters at the Stadio Olimpico cannot be understated and it’s something that multiple players and coach Maurizio Sarri have drawn attention to in recent interviews, highlighting the boost provided by such passionate backing. Lazio re-opened the season ticket sales in the summer and this has had both sporting and economic benefits.
As reported by La Repubblica (via LazioNews24), Lazio have averaged 43,539 spectators in the league this season, the fourth most out of all Serie A clubs. Ahead of them are Milan (72,169), Inter (71,621) and Roma (60,964).
The atmosphere at the Stadio Olimpico is more electric than it’s been for years and it’s clear that the fans are responding to the hard work being carried out in Formello, with Claudio Lotito’s backing in the transfer market and Sarri’s thrilling game plan being met with full belief from the supporters.
After the win over Spezia, Cataldi drew attention to the importance of the supporters’ backing.
When you play in front of your home crowd, the affection of the fans matters. The fans accompany us every game and they were fantastic.
Assistant coach Giovanni Martusciello agreed with his midfielder’s comments, suggesting that the fans have dragged the team to victory often.
The fans are extraordinary, at home or away. This enthusiasm makes us win four or five more matches. We live for this joy.