Vladimir Petkovic still isn’t happy as Lazio defend their 100 per cent record against Genoa. “We must be perfectionists and show more grit.” Click here for a match preview.
The Biancocelesti are joint Serie A leaders after winning all their games and the 0-0 with Tottenham on Thursday was the only official match this Coach has failed to win.
“Today was the first time we really trained since returning from London, but there is hope for the players carrying knocks,” said the former Sion boss.
“It is going to be a very difficult match against a valid opponent. We are mentally and physically a little tired, so it will be decisive to go out there with the right attitude in the opening 15 minutes.
“Lazio will be there, try to dominate the play and confirm improvements to the fans. I had hoped we would start this well, as we worked so much from the start of the summer.
“We are still at the start and must keep our eyes on the next game at all times. We must be perfectionists and show more grit on the field.”
Stefano Mauri is in the squad despite confirming he could go to Switzerland to answer allegations of money laundering in the betting scandal.
“A guilty man would have a different attitude, but you can tell he’s relaxed and if anything eager to clarify matters.”
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