Saturday September 9 2017
Inzaghi: 'Lazio not full-strength'

Simone Inzaghi welcomes Lucas Biglia back to the Olimpico and “would’ve liked to play Milan” with a full Lazio squad at his disposal.

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“We are prepapred for the game, we’ll see what happens and will be ready to adjust, because Milan can change their attitude during the match,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

“I have a good rapport with Vincenzo Montella, we’ve known each other for a long time. We know the test we face tomorrow, against a side that invested a great deal to win. We must be tough, otherwise it’ll be a struggle.

“Without doubt Milan are a big test of our capabilities. It’s true we are missing some important players, and I’ve have liked to play it with everyone at my disposal, but the lads are well-prepared.”

Felipe Anderson and Luis Nani are out of action at the Stadio Olimpico.

“Unfortunately Felipe Anderson is trying to resolve this serious issue and we don’t want to take any risks or underestimate the situation. I think it’ll take all of September and then we should be able to see him play.

“Nani arrived with a collateral ligament problem and I think in 15-20 days he’ll be ready.”

Biglia left Lazio over the summer and is expected to start against his former club tomorrow.

“I can only wish Lucas the best,” continued Inzaghi. “He was extraordinary and very generous with the team, even too much. He always behaved impeccably and is one of the top players in his role in Europe.

“Keita was replaced, but we had an heir to Wesley Hoedt and in the final hours of the transfer window he pulled out, so we were unable to get a suitable replacement.

“Lucas Leiva settled in very well. When a player stays at Liverpool for 10 years, it means he is a leader, and that is why he will really help us.

“It’s true that Fabio Borini was a target, it looked as if he could arrive, but then Milan came in and I think they beat us on a purely economic level.

“Our rivals have reinforced a great deal this summer, so it’s our job to remain in the top places.”