Sarri: ‘Only Salvation in This Trap Is the Next Game’

Maurizio Sarri was left bewildered after Lazio’s embittering 1-1 draw with Hellas Verona, believing his team ‘didn’t concede anything’ in Veneto.

The Biancocelesti took an early 1-0 lead thanks to a thrilling Mattia Zaccagni back heel flick, but their advantage was nullified in the 70th minute after a scrappy goal from Thomas Henry, allowing the home side to snatch a point despite the balance of play.

Lazio had won their prior three matches ahead of this game but again failed to look decisive in the final third, scoring just once despite taking 14 total shots.

Speaking to DAZN via TMW, Sarri first gave his thoughts on Lazio’s draw with Hellas Verona.

There were only 12-13 minutes of numerical superiority. The game was played at a good level, it’s a shame about the result. The game was in our hands, we didn’t even concede a shot on goal because Ngonge wanted to cross on the goal.

I’m sorry we didn’t close it out, we didn’t take advantage of the chances, but the team played a good game.

The Biancocelesti coach commented on the missing element this term.

We don’t lack managing an advantage, we didn’t concede a goal after losing the match. The management was calm, we lack that ability to score that we had in previous years, and that we could have won 3-1 in a match like this.

He reflected on his squad’s performance at the Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi.

I have seen many positive signs, the bitterness for the result remains but I saw the team with a good attitude, proactive, a team that didn’t concede anything.

We must carefully evaluate the performance, then we feel sorry for the fans because we were followed by many Lazio fans who made themselves heard.

The Italian tactician was not interested in looking ahead to the next league match against Inter.

We navigate by sight. We play on Wednesday and are thinking about that, I struggle to know who is next in the league. The only salvation in this trap is the next game and concentrating on that.

Finally, Sarri responded to the suggestion that Lazio pay more focus to tougher opponents.

No, this and the Salernitana match have nothing to do with it. We conceded a goal from a player who wanted to cross, the one who shot put it back in the middle. The goal was accidental, the team didn’t concede anything.

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