LAZIO NEWS

Maurizio Sarri fully expected Napoli to sweep Lazio aside 3-0, as the two games against Juventus “gave us more confidence and fired us up.”
Lazio Coach Simone Inzaghi regrets the second Napoli goal in particular, but tipped his hat to the Partenopei after a 3-0 result.
Pepe Reina praised Napoli for picking up “an important victory” away to Lazio and is now targeting Roma in second place.
Jose Callejon and Lorenzo Insigne gave Napoli a precious 3-0 victory away to Lazio, opening up a seven-point lead in third place.
Lazio director of sport Igli Tare does not believe the team is distracted by their Coppa Italia success over Roma, as they focus on Napoli.
Jorginho insists Napoli “believe in second place” and that means getting the better of Lazio this evening.
Join us for the build-up and action from all seven Serie A games, from Sampdoria-Fiorentina through Crotone-Inter, Milan-Palermo, Bologna-Roma and Lazio-Napoli.
Lazio have an injury crisis, as Ciro Immobile plays and Lucas Biglia is not even on the bench, but Pepe Reina and Dries Mertens start for Napoli.
Giampiero Ventura called up 23 players for his Italy get-together, including Federico Chiesa, Emerson Palmieri, Davide Calabria and Stephan El Shaarawy.
Luciano Spalletti still believes Roma can challenge Juventus for the Scudetto, as the gap at the top remains six points. “We were perfect today.”
Lazio are without Stefan de Vrij, Senad Lulic and Federico Marchetti, while Lucas Biglia and Ciro Immobile are in doubt against Napoli.
Ciro Immobile’s agent reveals he wanted to join hometown club Napoli this season, but “there wasn’t even a real approach” and he’s happy at Lazio.
Pepe Reina is in the squad for Napoli’s trip to Lazio, joined by Brazilian striker Leandrinho, but Lorenzo Tonelli and Emanuele Giaccherini miss out.
Simone Inzaghi is without Stefan de Vrij, but insists Lazio “are ready to take on Napoli” for third place after knocking Roma out of the Coppa Italia.
Luciano Spalletti insists Roma “diminished the gap with Juventus” during his tenure and are focused on Bologna even after the Coppa Italia exit.
Simone Inzaghi insists “Lazio were in my destiny” and after reaching the Coppa Italia Final, they are targeting Napoli. “Nothing is impossible.”
Napoli face another anxious wait, as goalkeeper Pepe Reina is in doubt for Sunday’s massive clash for third place with Lazio.
Current Venezia Coach Pippo Inzaghi hopes Milan can find his heir in the Number 9 jersey, while admiring Andrea Belotti and Ciro Immobile.
Lazio medical staff are “optimistic on a rapid recovery” for Lucas Biglia to face Napoli on Sunday, but Stefan de Vrij is in doubt and Federico Marchetti needs surgery.
Lazio sporting director Igli Tare says rumours he had a spat with Roma’s Antonio Rudiger are “not true at all”.