Claudio Lotito suggested that Lazio have ‘four finals to go’ in the race for a top four finish in Serie A, believing the Champions League could be a ‘turning point’ for the club.
After 34 league games this campaign, Maurizio Sarri’s Biancocelesti sit third in the table with 64 points, two behind second place Juventus and one ahead of fourth place Inter. Stefano Pioli’s Milan are just on the cusp of the top four spots and will be fighting tooth and nail to climb up the rankings.
Lazio have a decent schedule to close out the 2022-23 season, having to play Lecce, Udinese, Cremonese and Empoli. Another thing benefitting Sarri’s side is the lack of European or cup competition, allowing them to fully focus on Serie A.
Speaking to Lazio Style Channel (via LazioNews24), Lotito first discussed what lays ahead for Lazio in the closing stages of this season.
I ask for serenity from the environment because there are four finals to go until the end of the season and everyone must play their part, we must continue to create a positive and united atmosphere, both internally and externally.
I can put willpower and determination into solving problems, with the aim of bringing out 100 per cent of everyone’s potential, but then on the pitch the players go on, they are the architects of their and our destiny.
He commented on the successes of Lazio U-19, who won promotion to the Primavera 1 division.
The return of the Under-19 team to the Primavera 1 league is a source of great satisfaction for me, I had delegated my son to lead this division, it brought an important result, the team has risen with merit with a day to spare.
The Biancocelesti president also touched on the work of Lazio Women, who sit second in Serie B, one point behind Napoli.
Now it will be a battle for the Lazio Women who, after so many months in first place, unfortunately lost last Sunday to Napoli.
We trust in the last three games to do well, hoping that our opponents will allow us to recover that point that distances us from the Neapolitan team.
Finally, Lotito underlined the importance of qualifying for the Champions League.
These last four games can represent a turning point for the club, the team, and the fans because it would mean returning to the Olympus of football, a further testimony to the fact that we represent the capital’s first team both in terms of age and sporting ability.