Vladimir Petkovic warns “three points are necessary and anything else is idle chatter, as Lazio face Sinisa Mihajlovic’s Sampdoria.
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“We need to get back on track. The three points are necessary and anything else is just idle chatter,” said the Coach in his Press conference.
“Our opponents will be extremely motivated under a new tactician, but we have to focus only on our own situation.
“The only objective we can consider from here to the Christmas break is to get as many points as possible. We are not ruthless enough and in certain games we have to inflict the killer blow.
“We have been improving recently and deserved more points than we currently have. We need to give 20 per cent more in order to get better results.”
Senad Lulic is back in the squad, while Petkovic had advice for youngsters Eddy Onazi and Keita Balde.
“The important thing is that they keep their feet on the ground and listen to advice. It’s the only way to make the step up in quality.
“All of us can, must and want to do better.”