Lazio midfielder Nicolo Rovella weighed in on the team’s recent poor form and the pressure on coach Maurizio Sarri, underlining how the players ‘have always been united’.
The Biancocelesti suffered their third consecutive poor result on the weekend when they fell to Champions League hopefuls Atalanta in a painful 3-1 loss in Bergamo, a result that now leaves the team in ninth in the Serie A table.
Pressure has continued to mount on Sarri, and he was left furious with his players in their first training session after the loss to Atalanta. Some media reports have suggested that he could be replaced in the coming months, but president Claudio Lotito was quick to silence those rumours.
Speaking at a ‘Lazio in the schools’ event (via La Lazio Siamo Noi), Rovella was first asked how Lazio can get out of this run of poor form.
With hard work! On Monday we spoke with the coach, and we started preparing for the next match. Only in this way will we get out of it, by putting more and more desire and determination into every training session.
The results will come, also because before these last two negatives we were coming off a good series of victories.
We start again from Saturday against Cagliari and then we’ll think about Bayern. Next month will certainly be important.
The closer we get to the end of the season, the more importance the matches will increase. Now two important matches await us, then there will be others. We’ll think game by game.
The 22-year-old Italian midfielder then spoke about what Sarri told his players and the work that needs to be done.
The coach has always been clear, and we have always followed him. We have to do what he asks of us and be more determined and we have started doing so since Monday. I believe I have to improve further on many things.
I’m at a moment in which I feel good, I hope to go higher and higher and improve in the attacking phase. I’m trying to do this this week by talking and working with the coach.
The Lazio locker room has always been united, we row from same party. The rumours circulating are unfounded.