Sarri Concerned After Lazio Loss to Aston Villa in Friendly

Maurizio Sarri was left concerned after Lazio suffered a painful 3-0 loss to Aston Villa in a pre-season friendly.

The Biancocelesti travelled to Walsall, England to play the Villans in their fifth friendly of the pre-season, keen to test their might against a stronger team after rudimentary victories over CS Auronzo, Primorje, Triestina and NK Bravo.

Lazio failed to show much of note against Aston Villa, even if they were without Luis Alberto and new signing Daichi Kamada. The Premier League side cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win, with goals from Ollie Watkins, John McGinn and Sebastian Revan.

LazioNews24 highlights how Sarri expected a stronger looking Lazio against Aston Villa and was left with a lot of doubts after the 3-0 defeat.

He is looking for a response in the upcoming friendly with Girona, wanting to see better signs ahead of the coming campaign.

Lazio’s Serie A season kicks off on 20th August with an away trip to Lecce.

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  1. With such inactiveness in the market for reinforcement, loss in friendly with teams of the same level is well expected. Poor Lazio, really worried about the coming season.

  2. I went to the game. First if all, Lazio supporters were amazing! This was Vecino and Basic’s chance to stake a claim to make the first XI but sadly neither filled the role as an attacking midfielder or playmaker. They are excellent battlers’ but we missed Luis’ creativity and didn’t utilise the wings either. Pressing was good but on the ball every player looked good but as soon Lazio got to the half way line, nothing or no one was that spark to start an attack. This was emphasised with the fact Ciro didn’t get a shot away and it was only Pedro’s second half shot that caused Olsen in the villa goal into action. Hopefully Luis and Kamada (who my FIFA fanatic son says is an absolute quality signing) will be instrumental in our attacking football. On a slightly sour note Anderson’s reading of the game was very poor. Didn’t watch Digne’s movements and didn’t really provide support for Immobile. He just seem to wonder around. Villa have played more harder teams and were more along in their preseason so not surprised by the results. Hopefully the Girona game will show improvements and more creative or definite attacking options

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