Tensions Flaring at Lazio – Is Tudor Already at Risk?

Lazio President Claudio Lotito is already beginning to doubt the work of Igor Tudor, leaving the new manager’s project at risk.

The Biancocelesti were riding a three-match winning risk ahead of their away encounter against Monza, but Milan Djuric’s last-gasp header put this positive streak to bed, forcing the capital side to settle for a 2-2 draw. Many considered this result the final nail in the coffin of Lazio’s Champions League hopes.

This morning, Il Corriere dello Sport depicted a gloomy image when describing the atmosphere at the club. The Roman-based newspaper believes Lotito is already beginning to question Tudor’s work at the club.

As the source explains, only a few players have improved following the Croatian’s appointment in March, such as Daichi Kamada, Adam Marusic, and Taty Castellanos. On the other hand, several of his teammates have been enduring a difficult period.

Matteo Guendouzi isn’t happy, while Gustav Isaksen and Nicolo Rovella are no longer playing. Alessio Romagnoli has clearly struggled in the three-man backline, while Danilo Cataldi is no longer thriving due to the absence of the regista position he had under Sarri in the middle of the park.

Moreover, Mattia Zaccagni has been serving as a wingback, and his exit in the middle of the first half on Saturday raised many eyebrows. The manager attributed his decision to the red-card risk, but the 28-year-old displayed his anger and frustration in the dugout, as the cracks in Tudor’s team management started to become increasingly evident.

So as the source tells it, the Croatian doesn’t have a squad capable of interpreting his ideas of football, which is why he’ll be pushing for a Summer revamp. Therefore, Lotito is now reportedly reflecting on the situation, as changing the technical staff could be less expensive, and perhaps less risky, than a squad revolution. The 46-year-old’s contract with the Biancocelesti is valid until the summer of 2025.

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